RobertImig_111307 - Robert Imig Prof. Hess Concepts: energy...

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Robert Imig Prof. Hess Concepts: energy return on investment, carbon neutral, incentives vs. mandates, technological field The way of the future is always a popular discussion. This is especially true when it comes to the automobile industry. New improvements are being made every day to get us closer and closer to a vehicle powered off of something other than petroleum. Whether biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen, or fuel cells, the automobile of the future looks like it will cut down on emissions and greenhouse gasses. “The bad news is that achieving that goal in that way will be frightfully expensive and disruptive. To be successful it requires changing every feature of our transportation energy system: refineries, pipelines, storage systems, end-use devices. Fuel cells must replace combustion engines. Hydrogen stations must replace gas stations.” (Morris 1) This seems like it will be a tough goal and not too possible, but with the cooperation of city and state governments combining with national proposals to change the way we power our automobiles,
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course STSH 1110 taught by Professor Hess during the Fall '07 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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