An Excerpt from the Energy Pulse
Politics and the economy, not environmentalism, are driving energy innovation. President Bush’s commitment to fuel cell research, driven by the threat of reduced fuel resources in the event of an Iraqi war, is legitimizing alternative power in a way that years of consciousness-raising environmentalism hasn’t been able to match. Since Bush’s State of the Union address on January 26, there’s been major press coverage on hybrid cars, hydrogen power and fuel cells.
Read more about the rise of hybrid technology.