2 Responses to Hydrogen from eggshells, China’s one-child policy, climate legislation, Brad Pitt and more
Climate Progress gets quoted on a diverse set of subjects. Here is ScienceNow on hydrogen:
Still, not everyone is convinced that eggshells are the future [of hydrogen production]. “It’s an intriguing idea, but I don’t know how this could work at a large scale,” says Joseph Romm, a physicist and author of several books on energy and the climate. Plus, he notes, the approach doesn’t address the biggest problems with hydrogen fuel: extending the life of fuel cells and developing more compact hydrogen storage tanks on board vehicles.
Here is Greenwire on “Chinese bid to cast one-child policy as emissions curb raises eyebrows” (subs. reqd.) — they called me because of this recent post on China:
Joseph Romm, a former Energy Department assistant secretary and currently of the Center for American Progress, also dismissed China’s claim.
“The fact that their one-child policy has reduced emissions against what they would’ve been is interesting,” he said. “But it doesn’t help the planet. What we need to do now is for them to develop without building a coal plant every week.”
Romm added he didn’t see the issue being taken seriously on Capitol Hill or in international talks.
“The bottom line is, ‘Could a negotiated agreement cover it?'” he said. “Frankly, it’s been hard enough just to get a regular climate agreement.”