Skip to comments.Another Gore Conflict of Interest
Posted on 04/09/2012 11:12:34 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Another Gore Conflict of Interest
EXCLUSIVE: Apples hydrogen power plans fueled by Al Gores conflict of interest?
Written By Gene J. Koprowski
Published April 09, 2012 FoxNews.com
A conservative think tank is making fresh conflict of interest allegations against consumer electronics giant Apple and its most famous board member, former vice president and green energy advocate Al Gore.
Apple plans to fuel a new data center in suburban Charlotte, N.C., partly by two dozen hydrogen power units from Bloom -- a revolutionary power company. But the National Center for Public Policy Research thinks the real winner may be not the planet, but the former vice president.
"Fuel cells are among the world's most expensive forms of generating electricity, said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project. Apple buying technology from Bloom Energy, where Gore has a financial stake, is a clear conflict of interest.
(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...
is this grounds for a shareholder lawsuit?
Where does the hydrogen come from? There is just about no free hydrogen just sitting out in the environment, so the hydrogen has to come from using some energy to split its atoms from some other chemical compound. It would be more efficient to use just about any of those energy sources directly rather than having a energy->hydrogen->energy stage wasting some of the energy. Some arguments could be made for having hydrogen powered vehicles when the original energy supply is not portable, and possibly for solar panels to split water into hydrogen and oxygen to be used at night.
I think most hydrogen used industrially comes from cracking methane in natural gas, but for a energy source it would be far better to just burn the natural gas rather than turn it into hydrogen.
Why don’t just burn water. I mean it’s like, you know, H2O. What burns better than hydrogen and water, man? Of course, what we gonna do with all the ashes?
Dude, lissen up, that stuff is dangerous: http://www.dhmo.org/
How many coal fired power plants will it take to create the hydrogen for this
You missed the /s tag. (It’s in white text.) Someone actually did propose this on Free Republic. Of course, water is the ash that results from buring hydrogen.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.