World Wildlife Fund Criticizes Bush Hydrogen Plans

February 10, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Katherine Silverthorne, director, U.S. Climate Change Program, World Wildlife Fund, spoke out regarding the Administration Energy Plan proposed by President Bush saying that the Administration plan continues to leave the United States dependent on outdated technologies and misses the environmental opportunity to switch from dirty coal to clean Renewable Energy. She said that while hydrogen fuel cells may play an important role in the future search for clean, reliable power, a responsible plan to manage climate and energy risks must also implement the solutions available today–renewable wind and solar energy, and energy efficiency. She voiced concerns that moving towards a hydrogen economy without the use of Renewable Energy would negate any perceived benefits, saying that whether the hydrogen is derived from dirty fossil fuels or clean, Renewable Energy sources makes all the difference in the world. Establishing a hydrogen economy based on dirty fossil fuels is not an environmental solution.

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