Scientists call for Major Renewable Hydrogen Initiative

Report Shows Emerging Resource is America's Clean and Affordable Answer to Dirty Air, Blackouts, Rising Gas Prices and Foreign Oil Dependence See solar- powered hydrogen demonstration motor model in action

WHAT: Scientists and experts to call for a national commitment to a major energy policy initiative. Findings and recommendations of joint energy policy study will be publicly released. Hydrogen, generated by renewable energy resources, is the most sustainable, secure, healthy, economic, environmentally friendly and socially compatible new energy option, according to extensive analysis by leading energy policy, academic, and trade association experts and organizations.

WHY: National Security. Skyrocketing Health Costs. Economic Recession. Job Loss. Global Warming. War. Terrorism. Environmental Degradation. Each of these complex social, political and environmental problems requires intense commitment and resources to resolve. While not a panacea, this new comprehensive assessment finds that renewably generated hydrogen is one of the most multi-faceted, positive solutions to these and related issues confronting our society. Strong federal leadership needed to fully exploit this virtually inexhaustible resource.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 10:00 AM
WHERE: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, Washington D.C.
WHO: Leading Academic and Policy Experts, including:

Dr. Yogi Goswami, Ph.D., University of Florida, Director of the University's Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory.

Dr. Anthony J. DeLucia, Ph.D., Past Chair, American Lung Association and Professor of Surgery at the James H. Quillen School of Medicine at East Tennessee State University.

Michael H. Nicklas, FAIA, Chair, American Solar Energy Society and Founder of Innovative Design, a leading architectural and design firm that integrating renewable energy into buildings.

Dr. Paul Scott, Ph.D., a consulting scientist in wind- and solar-hydrogen systems, has designed and built hydrogen fueled internal combustion engines and electric hybrid and fuel cell buses.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Working solar-powered hydrogen demonstration motor, graphs, copies of the full report, and post-news conference individual interviews.


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