Renewable Energy Information Sources
By Jeff Havens, Staff Writer
For those of you interested in renewable energy, I thought I would pass on three excellent resources for information I recently ran across:
1. The October, 2002 issue of Scientific American, pages 64-73, has an article concerning fuel cell vehicles with insets of steps toward building a hydrogen society. The article about the fuel cell vehicles was written by General Motors executives who are very enthusiastic about the future of fuel cell development and transportation.
2. For those of you who are more mathematically inclined, there is the 2002 edition of an excellent text book by Bent Sorenson called Renewable Energy: Its Physics, Engineering,Environmental Impacts, Economics and Planning (ISBN 0-12-656152-4). I special ordered it from Borders. It set me back about $75, but its worth every penny. It runs about 900 pages, with lots of technical information and analysis.
3. Finally, Last Fridays episode of Science Friday on National Public Radio (which can be heard locally on WNIJ, 88.3 FM from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. every Friday), devoted an entire hour to discussing the coming hydrogen economy and what its impacts will mean for all of us, including the changes in political power. It is titled, Hydrogen Economy. You can download and listen to it anytime at: http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/2002/Sep/hour2_091302.html.
Transcripts are also available.