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Hydrogen's Future (Tom Wind, Energy Consultant)


Are the answers to our energy problems blowin' in the wind? Tom Wind (yes that's his real name) evaluates the resource.

Transcript:  Hydrogen's Future

I can see someday in the future, there will be literally thousands of wind turbines spread across maybe 50 or 100 miles and there will be big plants that will take this electricity and generate hydrogen. Then the hydrogen will be put into underground pipes going to the metropolitan areas such as Chicago and Denver and St. Louis. And the hydrogen will be used there for filling stations for automobiles. It will be used to generate power maybe right at your home using fuel cells. I think the day is coming, but it's not here yet. It might be at least 10 years away before we start seeing hydrogen as storage. But I think that's the key to the real tapping of our renewable resources in the United States is developing a means of storing that power so when the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine, we'll still have power.


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