While it may not be as simple as pouring water into a gas tank, water, or at least the hydrogen that makes up water, will one day become a significant source of energy. In this important new book, children will discover not only what hydrogen is, but also how this simple element can create clean energy. Hydrogen’s past deals with hot air balloons and airships, its present, space shuttles and fuel cells. What fascinating technologies await its future? Other topics include
What is energy?
the reasons why clean energy is so important
the technologies that convert hydrogen to useable energy
the obstacles that must be overcome before hydrogen can be a reliable energy source
a case study highlighting Iceland’s plan to switch to a society run on hydrogen
What is a “hydrogen economy”?
a timeline that provides dates for historical breakthroughs in energy production