Hydrogen Pathways Program
Lipman, Timothy E., Daniel M. Kammen, Joan M. Ogden, Daniel Sperling, Anthony R. Eggert, Peter A. Lehman, Susan A. Shaheen, David Shearer (2004) An Integrated Hydrogen Vision for California. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-04-43
This paper has been written for two primary purposes. First, we argue that the time is ripe for an expanded science and technology initiative in California for clean energy development and greater end-use energy efficiency. This initiative should span transportation systems, electrical power generation, and natural gas and other fuel use, and should place the potential for expanded use of hydrogen within this broader context. Second, we specifically discuss potential concepts and strategies that California might employ as it continues to explore the use of hydrogen in transportation and stationary settings. The authors believe that at this stage the question is not if California should continue with efforts to expand hydrogen use, because these efforts are already underway, but how these efforts should be structured given the level of effort that ultimately emerges through various political and corporate strategy processes. However, we feel that it is critical that these efforts take place in the context of a broader "no regrets" clean energy strategy for California.