Law 270.7 Small Hydro, Alternative Fossil Fuels, and Hydrogen November 19, 2008 A discussion of issues related to small hydro development; There is a tremendous amount of oil trapped in Canadian tar sands and U.S. oil shale. There have also been repeated efforts to promote the development of a market for synthetic gas, derived from coal. For all three, economic, environmental, land-use, and energy payback issues dominate the concerns. State and federal law play a key role, as well; Many leaders talk about a hydrogen future one in which hydrogen fuel cells provide pollution-free electric power. Hydrogen must be derived, rather than simply harvested. Its production is energy intensive and its broad distribution would require a massive pipeline and storage tank infrastructure. We will talk about where the technology stands and how government is trying to help it to advance.
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Tags: energy environment economic utilities alternative green power deregulation electricity electric fuels oil natural gas nuclear windpower geothermal solar photovoltaics biomass biofuel coal hydroelectric distributed generation rate setting design distribution efficiency demand side management response yt:quality=high Steve Weissman Law 270.7 environmental law energy use energy law envi
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