Hydrogen Documentary Hits the Silver Screen

In the town known for its blockbuster Hollywood movies, comes another type of movie altogether. It’s not likely to rake in the big bucks like Van Helsing or New York Minute, but The National Hydrogen Association (NHA) has high hopes for their documentary on the simple element they represent.

Los Angeles, California – May 12, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] In the town known for its blockbuster Hollywood movies, comes another type of movie altogether. It’s not likely to rake in the big bucks like Van Helsing or New York Minute, but The National Hydrogen Association (NHA) has high hopes for their documentary on the simple, but vastly applicable element they represent. The NHA premiered “The Hydrogen Age” at Universal Studios as part of its 15th Annual U.S. Hydrogen Conference and Hydrogen Expo. The hour-long documentary showcases the real possibilities of an exciting world enhanced by clean, efficient hydrogen energy. The film, narrated by Leonard Nimoy, (of StarTrek, of course) was produced by the Emmy Award winning Hydrogen 2000 for the Worldwatch Institute, and was sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy. “The NHA was extremely pleased to open ‘The Hydrogen Age’ in the movie-making capitol of the world,” said Jeff Serfass, president of the NHA. “This location is even more appropriate because California, led by Governor Schwarzenegger’s vision, is a true leader in building a hydrogen future. The NHA awarded the governor its 2004 Matsunaga Public Service Award for his leadership at its Conference in Los Angeles.” Actor Dennis Weaver, a strong supporter of alternative fuels and specifically hydrogen technologies, joined more than 600 conference attendees and guests to view the film. Weaver was a keynote speaker at the NHA’s Annual Awards Luncheon earlier in the day and was joined by fellow actors Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Shelley Fabares and Mike Farrell to show their support for hydrogen and Weaver’s International Hydrogen Drive 2004. “The documentary tells the compelling story about an international hydrogen economy that could solve the pressing energy and environmental challenges we now face,” said Serfass. The NHA is the nation’s major hydrogen trade association with over eighty members including energy companies, automotive manufacturers, industrial gas suppliers, fuel cell developers, utilities, and other businesses, large and small, as well as government, and academia. Although membership is diverse, all are developing the future of hydrogen as an energy carrier and dedicated to the commercialization of hydrogen energy systems.
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