Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Hydrogen Puts Iceland on Road to Oil-Free Future
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Paul Fernhout wrote: (02)
> Converting all the country's 180,000 vehicles and
> 2,500 fishing trawlers to hydrogen won't happen
> overnight -- Iceland is giving itself 30-40 years to
> kick the oil habit completely -- but the launch of the
> energy plan a year ago was a watershed.
> The scheme is backed by DaimlerChrysler, which
> will build the first buses, together with energy giant
> Royal Dutch Shell and Norwegian industrial group
> Norsk Hydro
> All three firms have invested in a new company
> called Icelandic New Energy and plan to use Iceland
> as a test-bed for a technology that some scientists
> think holds the key to mankind's energy needs after the
> oil runs out.
> "Thirty years ago people said it was nonsense,"
> Arnason told Reuters. "But slowly people have come
> round to the idea -- especially with the involvement of
> big companies. Now, all around the world, people are
> starting to look at hydrogen."
> Discussed here:
> -Paul Fernhout
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