Cheap Hydrogen? Popular Mechanics

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    http://www.popularmechanics.com/blog/science/2936846.html
     
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    If this is true, then it's one problem down and about two dozen more to go.
     
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    That's great, but the problem is still that it takes energy to get hydrogen out of anything... If we're using electricity from coal plants to generate the hydrogen then we really aren't doing ourselves any favors by switching over to hydrogen.
     
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    Well by the time we figure out all the problems related to cheaply producing and distributing hydrogen on a global scale, then we will have probably started to use nuclear fusion for energy and the whole power thing won't be a problem. (Yea, it's gonna be THAT long)
     
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    Well if fusion ever gets going, we could feasibly have fusion reactors by 2030...

    But the main problem is that unless we start harvesting hydrogen from celestial bodies, we have no way to access pure elemental hydrogen. It doesn't exist here except in minute quantities. Damn you reactivity series of elements!!! DAMN YOU TO HELL!!! ;)
     
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    Well I don't know, Saturn isn't THAT far away, especially with all those nice little hydrogen with excess neutrons just sitting their, waiting for Exxon to come acalling.
     

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