Honda is introducing the first commercially available hydrogen fuel cell cars in L.A. this summer. Shouldn't we rise up en masse and tell our blundering, bumbling government to subsidize this technology to the max so we can become free of the Middle East oil stranglehold?? Why isn't anyone talking about this?!?!?!
Uh... maybe because we still have to burn oil (or coal, or SOMEthing) to make the hydrogen? And because if we burn oil to make it - well, then we're still using oil, aren't we? And if we burn coal - well, the same people screaming for hydrogen cars will complain about burning coal. And then there's nuclear - but people will complain about THAT too, won't they?
Add to that the NIMBY opposition to any site storing hydrogen for distribution... well, when you actually look at the situation, and think about it, you see why it does not happen.