Monday, March 03, 2003

Fuel cell power for municipalities

Rebecca's Pocket points to this about fuel cells to provide local electric power to Westerville, OH. The price is still high, but not outrageously so - 9 cents per kWh, vs 6.5 when bought from external utilities.

The fuel cells will run on hydrogen and produce no harmful pollutants onsite. Offsite, well, they still have to make the hydrogen. But it's worthwhile to have the waste at central locations to be handled more readily.

Hey investors - the supplier is FuelCell Energy of Danbury, CT. You can find out more about them and the fuel cell industry in general here.

Alright, you fair-weather greens - you can underwrite this by voting to pay a higher rate.

Or else you can at least admit that you're a bunch of watermelons.

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