Hydrogen Village sounds like a dangerous place, where flashbacks of the Hindenburg flare and burn brightly, and someplace i might be wary of living. Never mind the economics of hydrogen. Even without infrastructure costs, like ethanol from corn, it uses more energy and resources to create than it delivers. Never mind how the article touts powering downtown buildings, converting and substituting hydrogen for natural gas, as if it would somehow miraculously gain energy in the process, as the Bible said of Jesus, creating more loaves of bread from gathered crumbs than had been to start. Hydrogen works fine for zero-emission vehicles, but so do electric cars. Better yet, urban development around light rail addresses not only a transportation problem, it also addresses a greater calling, how to rebuild our cities. I hardly expect hydrogen to sustain a long-term village-like economy. It sounds thrilling now, a bubble now only to be burst later, a flash-in-the-pan. I'd hardly want to invest or live there.
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