if hydrogen can be produced without releasing greenhouse gases, it may
not be as environmentally benign as advertised by activists. A study by
Caltech scientists published this past June in Science found that
hydrogen leaking out of cars, pipelines and production plants could
damage the ozone layer, which shields the planet from cancer-causing
ultraviolet sunlight. [John Robb’s Weblog]
Another example of Reason misconstruing the science and facts around an environmental issue? And missing the rebuttals?
For example, Advanced Automotive News:
“Leading researchers in hydrogen technology and physics have written to
Science, objecting that the results projected by Tromp et al. are
distorted by wrong assumptions. Physicist Amory Lovins, co-founder and
CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute, maintains that the study’s estimates
of hydrogen leakage are 10 to 100 times too high.”
See also other relevant pieces (PDFs) from Lovins.