Yesterday I saw a TV report on hydrogen cars. What they did not say (again) and what many people don’t get: it will not solve the peak oil issue. Hydrogen is not an energy source – it is a way to store energy like a battery. The fossil fuel will be consumed in the energy production plants instead of inside the motors. The only energy source available to date that could replace fossil fuel is nuclear power – if production would be ramped up radically (and then we still need oil for all the raw materials, right?).

It’s just another example of the fact, that media did not fully understand the peak oil issue or think it may be a too complex issue to bother consumers with. I can’t remember to have seen or heard a documentary about the peak oil issue in German TV to date.

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