The online site for PBS’s “NOVA scienceNOW” is hosting a mini-debate between Joseph Romm and Daniel Sperling on the merits or pitfalls of hydrogen as a future automobile fuel.
Romm (PhD, Physics, MIT) is the executive director and founder of the Center for Energy & Climate Solutions, author of The Hype About Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate, and a former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy from 1995 through 1998.
Sperling (PhD, Transportation Engineering, UC Berkeley), recently trekked to Capitol Hill to speak to members of Congress and staffers about hydrogen as a transportation fuel, and is the founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC-Davis, as well as Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy.
The mini-debate allows each an opening statement. The two then respond serially to four challenges, and then offer a closing statement. Online comments are supported.