Cruising the Ethanol Highway Hybrid cars using plant-based fuel and electricity could save huge amounts of gas. Hydrogen is no answer now. by David Morris Originally published in the Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2004 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared his support for a “hydrogen highway.” By 2010 he wants hydrogen fueling stations on all of … Read More
Try hybrids, biofuels to wean us from oil by David Morris Originally published in Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 9, 2004 Caught up in the euphoria that swept the nation after President Bush announced a $1.3 billion hydrogen initiative in his State of the Union Address, the Minnesota Legislature declared last June, “It is a goal of … Read More
In January 2004, we published this report by David Morris describing a promising domestic energy strategy that relies on biofuels and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) as a solution moving the U.S. towards energy independence.The idea of a hydrogen economy has burst like a supernova over the energy policy landscape, mesmerizing us with its possibilities while blinding us to its weaknesses. Such a fierce spotlight on hydrogen is pushing more promising strategies into the shadows.
The Hybrid Highway The hydrogen-fueled transit vision being peddled in Washington and Sacramento obscures a more achievable alternative. by David Morris Originally published in Mother Jones, January/February 2004 For the first time in history, California and Washington may be on the same page when it comes to transportation. That is wonderful or worrisome depending on one’s … Read More
Second Thoughts on a Hydrogen Economy By David Morris Originally Published on Alternet, February 24, 2003 When George Bush proposed a $1.7 billion program to promote hydrogen-fueled cars in the State of the Union Address, both sides of the aisle applauded. Almost everyone supports a hydrogen economy – conservatives and liberals, tree huggers and oil drillers. … Read More