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103 GT USPS Hydrogen Case Neg

103 GT USPS Hydrogen Case Neg - USPS Hydrogen Neg DDI 2008...

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USPS Hydrogen Neg. DDI 2008 <G/T> Contents Contents ........................................................................................................................................................................ 1 Timeframe .................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Hydrogen production creates CO2 ........................................................................................................................... 3 Hydrogen production requires fossil fuels ............................................................................................................. 4 Hydrogen production requires fossil fuels .............................................................................................................. 5 Nuclear Key - Environment ....................................................................................................................................... 6 Nuclear-based hydrogen ............................................................................................................................................ 7 Nuclear – Energy Bill ................................................................................................................................................. 8 Turn – Environment ................................................................................................................................................... 9 Hydrogen Safety ........................................................................................................................................................ 10 Hydrogen Safety ........................................................................................................................................................ 11 Topicality – Hydrogen not Alt. Energy .................................................................................................................. 12 Hydrogen inhibits other renewables ..................................................................................................................... 13 Can’t avoid climate impacts ................................................................................................................................... 14 Hydrogen increases fossil fuel use .......................................................................................................................... 15 Hydrogen econ not possible ..................................................................................................................................... 16 A/T Oil Dependency ................................................................................................................................................. 17 Hybrid CP – Shell .................................................................................................................................................... 18 Hybrid CP – Shell .................................................................................................................................................... 19 Hybrid CP – Shell .................................................................................................................................................... 20 Hydrogen NB – Environment ................................................................................................................................ 21 Hydrogen NB – Environment .................................................................................................................................. 22 Hydrogen NB – Environment .................................................................................................................................. 23 Hydrogen NB – Environment .................................................................................................................................. 24 Hydrogen NB – Environment .................................................................................................................................. 25 1
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USPS Hydrogen Neg. DDI 2008 <G/T> Timeframe Hydrogen will require decades of technological advancement, even with intense federal investment. Mark E. Gaffigan , Acting Director, Natural Resources and Environment, United States Government Accountability Office, “Hydrogen Fuel Initiative,” January 2008 . http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08305.pdf DOE’s hydrogen R&D program has made important progress, but some target dates have been pushed back, and further progress in certain areas will require significant scientific advances and continued R&D beyond 2015. Specifically, during its first 4 years, the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative has achieved such targets as reducing the cost of extracting hydrogen from natural gas, but other target dates have slipped as a result of technical challenges and budget constraints. For example, DOE officials and industry representatives stated that achieving targets for hydrogen storage will require fundamental breakthroughs, while achieving targets for other technologies will require significant scientific advances and cost reductions. However, DOE has not updated its 2006 Hydrogen Posture Plan’s  overall assessment of what the department reasonably expects to achieve by its technology readiness date in 2015 and its anticipated R&D funding needs to meet the 2015 target. Furthermore, full-scale deployment of hydrogen technologies will require sustained industry and federal investment, possibly for decades beyond 2015, to develop supporting infrastructure. 2
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USPS Hydrogen Neg. DDI 2008 <G/T> Hydrogen production creates CO2 Hydrogen production has significant energy requirements that still generate CO 2 . Michael K. Heiman , professor of environmental studies and geography @ Dickinson College, October 2007 . Environment , “Fueling U.S. Transportation: The Hydrogen Economy and Its Alternatives,” [Google Scholar]. Analysts speak of "well-to-wheels" analysis when calculating the lifecycle energy demand and environmental costs of different transportation fuels. While results vary widely according to input assumptions, geographically specific fuel pathways, and vehicle employment; sophisticated modeling is being conducted through an ongoing collaborative effort headed by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRCEC).
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