2012 Outlook for Hydrogen Fuel Cell TechnologyFebruary 16, 2012
A rare free report from Pike Research (login required) on the outlook for hydrogen fuel cells in 2012. While it remains an approach with much promise, the technological hurdles to a hydrogen economy are as great today as they were when the National Academy of Science produce it’s much-commented-upon report back in 2004. Personally, I remain convinced that carbon fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) will continue to dominate the global energy picture for at least the first half of this century. The global financial situation will constrain governments for years to come, and alternative energies are going to have to earn their market share without resort to government subsidies.