Hydrogen is NOT a fuel source, but an energy storage tool, something like a battery.
For those of you who are just getting interested in the subject, David Goodstein's Out of Gas is the book you want to read first.
While "pithy", his explanations are not exactly clear or self-evident to the casual reader.
Distinguished physicist David Goodstein ventures outside his area of expertise and gets it devastatingly, embarassingly WRONG. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Thomas H.
Great book, thanks!! Love the topic and the facts --very powerful topic! The US better get dependence on something other than oil!Published 16 months ago by Robert S. Widner
Still true, even after fracking and tar sands. The hydrocarbons may still be there; but the climate damage is too great if we chose to burn them.Published 17 months ago by Solar Reigns
Gives a good picture of the depletion of oil with a simplistic background on thermodynamics. I had a few quibbles with some of the information on different energy sources (this... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Patrick
First, the bad news. Most of this book is off-topic. Only a small fraction of the book deals with peak oil or running out of gas. Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by floobedy
"Out of Gas" is a book that anyone concerned with survival should read. One must not expect technology to fix the shortage of fossil fuels. Read morePublished on November 12, 2009 by David A. Cornell
Great overview of energy and fuel in current society. It explained some that I already knew, but never went too wonky or too simplistic. Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by S. Hill
A simple easily read and understood description of the mess we are in written by one of the great teachers of the modern era. Read morePublished on August 7, 2008 by Dr. A. James
I enjoyed this book very much. It's short and sweet and to the point. Mr David Goodstein is a physics and looks at the world in a test and measurement type of way. Read morePublished on July 6, 2008 by keith renick