Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Let Them Eat Oil!
The photovoltaic cell is old news. The latest way to exploit the sun is through tiny materials that can directly convert sunlight into large amounts of hydrogen.
Hydrogen Solar of Guilford, England, and Altair Nanotechnologies are building a hydrogen-generation system that captures sunlight and uses the energy to break water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. The company's current project is a fuel station in Las Vegas that will soon be dispensing hydrogen fuel.
I say, the sooner the better! Every drop of oil that we import from Middle Eastern rogue states gives them more money with which to develop nukes or other WMD's. Furthermore, I don't think Saudi Arabi should have a veto over our foreign policy, especially in this war on terror. And that can be made possible by developing alternate, less expensive fuels.