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Researchers chase the funding that's there, not the funding they wish was there. The shifting sources of funding has increased the benefit of being able to generate a flurry of publicity irrespective of whether its found on BS.

And the reason that the research is channeled into hydrogen is because of the Bush decision that pushing hydrogen gave them a target that was far off enough in the distance that they could use it to justify killing off real, ready-today technologies, like the zero emissions mandate in California that was forcing auto companies to put electric cars on the road.

The article above is, of course, opposed to an "Energy Apollo program", because an "Energy Apollo program" runs the risk of a substantial amount of money being made available to not just research but also development that is not under the thumb of a corporate boardroom.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Aug 6th, 2008 at 02:19:49 PM EST
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