Re: [CF] fuel cells and global warming
- Jym Dyer wrote:
>I'd like to see more fuel cell buses.
> > They are being praised because their only emission is
> > water vapor.
> =v= That's their only "tailpipe" emission. There's still
> the matter of emissions from the electricity used to separate
> hydrogen from water molecules.
> =v= There are clean, renewable sources of electricity, of
> course, but these are limited. I would argue that they should
> not be squandered on wasteful forms of transportation.
> P.S.: Fuel cell cars would still pollute with tire dust and
> lead poisoning from wheel weights, of course. Plus they'd
> still kill and injure people, cost lots of money, and prop
> up a Hellish transportation infrastructure based on sprawl.
Chicago Transit Authority fuel cell buses: http://22.214.171.124/pics/ctabuses.jpg
Georgetown University fuel cell bus project: http://fuelcellbus.georgetown.edu/
CA transit fuel cell bus evaluation: http://www.ott.doe.gov/otu/field_ops/sunline_eval.html
Ballard Zebus: http://www.fuelcellpartnership.org/Zebus.html
Fuel cell bus club: http://www.fuel-cell-bus-club.com/
-Bob "multi-modal" Matter
"Trains of all sizes dominate. Streetcars spin down streets
in a national web of reliable rail. Bikes offer transit for
over ten percent of commuters. Half of all Amsterdam traffic
is two-wheeled, moving on safe lanes that bypass car traffic."
--Jane Holtz Kay, New Colonist January 2003