Why Hydrogen May Be Renewable Energy’s Best Bet

May 12, 2021

Legend has it that when Henry Ford was asked if he developed the Model T in response to customer demands, he famously responded: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”  This quote has been used for 100 years to describe the paradox between what customers perceive they want based on their own life experiences vs. what could be possible based on current science and technology.

Today’s energy transformation is caught in a similar paradox. The “faster horses” offered by cheap natural gas and oil need to be replaced with technology that can minimize CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change.

The Model T, and the assembly line used to produce it, profoundly disrupted the transportation sector. While the assembly line continues to be widely used across multiple sectors, that car’s impact was short-lived and was soon replaced by better options.

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