Global Warming Consequences of a Future Hydrogen Economy

This paper takes a forward look at the possible consequences of a future hydrogen economy, which is seen by some experts as a panacea largely without adverse environmental consequences. The paper takes a dispassionate look at the effects of the increasing use of hydrogen as a fuel upon atmospheric chemistry and how this will impact climate. The overall conclusion of this paper, however, is that the climate effects of a hydrogen economy will be much smaller than those of the carbon economy it may replace and, at least in respect of climate impacts, this is rather reassuring.

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    Royal Society of Chemistry

    Burlington House, Piccadilly
    London,   United Kingdom  W1J 0BA
  • Authors:
    • Derwent, Richard
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-33
  • Monograph Title: Transport and the Environment. Issues in Environmental Science and Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01140514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0854042954
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2009 10:41PM