Hydrogen transport and the spatial requirements of renewable energy
Oswald, Andrew J. , Oswald, James I. and Ashraf-Ball, Hezlin (2009) Hydrogen transport and the spatial requirements of renewable energy. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. (Warwick economic research papers.
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Unlike oil and coal, which are compressed forms of energy, renewable energy requires unusually large land areas. This article calculates the consequences of a switch to hydrogen-cell vehicles powered by electricity from wind turbines. It then re-does the calculation for three other green energy sources : wave power ; biofuels ; solar energy. We argue that policy-makers and social scientists need to understand the significant spatial demands of a move to a carbon-free society.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Renewable energy sources, Agriculture and energy, Land use and energy conservation, Hydrogen as fuel -- Research|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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