Soaring Gas Prices... No problem

Saturday, September 27, 2008

By: Katie Schaefer

Everyone these days are struggling with the soaring prices of gas. The National Research Council is trying to develop a way to get around this problem though.

They have developed a way for people to not use gas, but hydrogen instead. They have had this idea for a while now, but they haven't really acted on it. There is a lot of difficult pieces to put together to make the hydrogen cars, so researchers are having problems with it.

A problem that comes along with the hydrogen cars is that there is no place to fill the cars up with hydrogen. Every car runs on petroleum so we only have petroleum pumps around. It is going to cost a lot of money to put in new hydrogen pumps.

The question is is the new hydrogen cars really worth it. I think they are, and I think a lot of good will come from them.

One thing is that the gas cars we have now produce one-third of the carbon dioxide we have in the air. With hydrogen cars they only produce water and it would get rid of a lot of the carbon dioxide in the air.

The bad thing is that we would have to spend a lot of money putting in pipelines below the ground. A lot of money that our government doesn't have.

All in all the hydrogen cars are going to be a place. They are going to be expensive at first, but when the researchers figure out how to mass produce the cars then they will get a lot cheaper.


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