The Hydrogen Economy

  • J. O’M. Bockris
  • Z. Nagy


Before describing the characteristics of an economy in which hydrogen is the medium of energy, let us summarize briefly the reasons leading to it. As pointed out above, man’s energy source will have to be changed during the next two or three decades. Such a change is forced upon us by irrevocable events: the increasing atmospheric pollution caused by the burning of oil, natural gas, and coal to obtain energy, and the diminishing reserves of oil and natural gas. Because of the necessity of carrying out this change in only two to three decades, we shall have to accept fission reactors at first (presently, the “conventional” ones, soon the breeders); and, if one looks somewhat further ahead in time—two to three decades with ordinary funding—one can hopefully add utilization of the sun’s radiant energy and, eventually, perhaps, fusion reactors.


Fuel Cell Fusion Reactor Synthetic Fuel Hydrogen Economy Solar Reactor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. O’M. Bockris
    • 1
  • Z. Nagy
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Physical SciencesThe Flinders University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Diamond Shamrock CorporationPainesvilleUSA

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