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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 03:30 PM

Australia's top scientist calls for hydrogen revolution to replace fossil fuels



Exclusive to the Sydney Morning Herald | October 10, 2018 by Nicole Hasham

The federal government’s top scientist Alan Finkel says Australia could slash global carbon emissions and create a multi-billion dollar export industry by developing hydrogen as an everyday energy source to replace fossil fuels used in vehicles, homes and industry.

A major climate report on Monday identified hydrogen, which can be produced with virtually no emissions, as among fuel options that must be developed if the planet is stay below the critical 1.5 degrees warming threshold and avoid the worst climate change disasters.


Australia's Chief Scientist Dr. Alan Finkel

The report by the UN’s climate science body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, called for a coal phase-out by 2050 and predicted a substantial decline in the use of natural gas – two export industries upon which Australia is heavily reliant.

The report distilled 6000 scientific references and was authored by 91 scientists across 40 countries...

...In an exclusive opinion piece for Fairfax Media on Wednesday, Dr Finkel outlined a recent fact-finding trip to Japan which he said has “declared its intention to be the world’s first nation to use hydrogen as a mainstream fuel”. Japan presently imports 94 per cent of its energy as fossil fuels...more: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-s-top-scientist-calls-for-hydrogen-revolution-to-replace-fossil-fuels-20181009-p508mj.html

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Reply Australia's top scientist calls for hydrogen revolution to replace fossil fuels (Original post)
Aquila Oct 10 OP
oflguy Oct 12 #1
SatansSon666 Oct 12 #2
TheShoe Oct 13 #4
Aquila Oct 14 #5
oflguy Oct 14 #7
TendiesForBreakfast Oct 13 #3
Aquila Oct 14 #6
oflguy Oct 14 #8

Response to Aquila (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 07:19 AM

1. Disregard for poor people

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who can't afford to waste energy

Not everybody is rich like you

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Response to oflguy (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:41 AM

2. It's a major hiccup for sure.

Someday maybe the process can be perfected to get a better usable energy to energy used ratio. Can't think of the right word for that right now, but u know what I mean..
They need to keep working on it, not thrust it on everybody right now like it's the Savior of the human race.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 11:53 PM

4. Efficiency.

I actually have a customer working on a piece of the h2 delivery process.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 01:26 AM

5. Failure to comprehend

Hydrogen and fuel cells = cheap green energy

Fuel produced locally- no tankers, no Saudi Arabia, no refineries.

Jobs for the jobless.

And I'm not rich.

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Response to Aquila (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 11:00 AM

7. Yes, you DO fail to comprehend the fallacy here

Never have, and probably never will because you are too hard-headed to learn it

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 06:20 PM

3. Let's transport ourselves by hydrogen! Nothing bad will happ--

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Response to TendiesForBreakfast (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 01:30 AM

6. If hydrogen was so dangerous how did anyone at all survive?

It wasn't the H2, it was the flammable skin of the airship that was the main problem.

Hindenburg Trivia: There was a smoking lounge onboard. No matches allowed - coils only.

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Response to Aquila (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 11:05 AM

8. You are right

They would have ALL had to die to consider it dangerous.

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