Friday, February 13, 2009

Iceland's Hydrogen experiment

My feature on the current state of Iceland's plan to completely eliminate fossil fuel use by converting its vehicle fleet to hydrogen ran in yesterday's Christian Science Monitor.

Icelanders already generate almost all their electricity from (renewable) geothermal and hydroelectric plants. The plan is to use their "green" electricity to fuel their cars, buses, boats and airplanes by 2050. The article looks into how the global recession (and the Icelandic economic crisis) is expected to affect those plans.

Lesser known fact: the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island is also interested in using renewable energy to power a hydrogen vehicle fleet, as I reported in the Monitor in late 2006.

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