Op-Ed In The Chronicle: Romancing the Hydrogen Highway
My electric vehicle group got me onto the subject when we voted to oppose the Hydrogen Highway Blueprint plan and I volunteered to write the open letter for our website. (This I still have to do). It took me the better part of a day to write, but it was worth it.
The piece got a lot of attention. I received 28 letters so far and the two letters to the editor that were printed today were very supportive. I even got a letter from Joseph Romm himself saying "great article". (He wrote the book I referenced). People appreciated a clear explanation of what's at stake. It took a lot of study to clarify for myself what was going on, but it all clicked into place when I realized that previous information to the public was very likely generated by the oil and auto industry since they make up the California Fuel Cell Partnership along with sympathetic government departments. Jim Hightower's Hightower Lowdown provided pithy solutions in the May issue on smart-energy driving that I could offer in my piece that made me sound like a real expert.
The article can be read online.