Hydrogen—When Free Isn’t Cheap Enough
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If you’re an electric utility executive, government policy maker, or environmentalist, what do you do with power generated from wind, solar, nuclear, or hydro? [1-4]
Make electricity. Don’t buy into the expensive idea that hydrogen can serve as the global energy storage medium of the future.
Hydrogen is great...for hydrocracking, hydro-desulfurization, hydrogenation, making ammonia for fertilizer, and a few niche industrial applications. 
Transportation isn’t one of those applications, and neither is the use of hydrogen as a replacement for natural gas combustion in turbines—Even If Hydrogen Is Free.