Like the Daimler Hydrogen car of the early 2000's that journeyed across the USA at record speed and traveled into Washington DC it attempted to prove to the American people and its government that the technology was here. "Now, just put the hydrogen infrastructure in the USA, so that the cars can be made and bought by the consumers of America," they requested. Instead the Bush Administration designated tax payers monies to a hydrogen research center to research and develop the technology. The designation was enough of a payoff for about 5 years of research. This bought five years for the oil companies to continue destroying the globe for the next generations. Now Ford is boasting that by 2017 the cars will be hydrogen and self driven by electronics. They are asking Washington / Congress to develop the hydrogen station infrastructure to support the cars that will supply environmentally safe energy. The oil companies will continue to try to delay the top customer, the USA, from cutting back on their product. While USA car manufacturers, produce hydrogen cars for Europe, Republican politicians will continue to chant "Drill bay Drill," at their national conventions. The oil companies will not stop at this gullible coupe, yet target others in need of their seemingly unending piles of money.
It is to this cause to defeat the oil giants at their ruthless en-devour to fill their greedy pockets, that there is a extra delight.The Solar Impulse is causing Americans to second guess the oil liars. The Solar Impulse crew are more than the equivalent of the Wright Brothers. They are solar technology with a message. They are not just powering up a transistor radio with solar power. They are lifting two tons into the sky and flying crossed the USA, but with first solar flight around the world in their sights. They are doing this with not one drop of black crude. So with each city they land in their journey is more than hope for another generation, it is a serious blow to the effort to misinform the American public. Innovation can sometimes more than difficult technical task, but require the courage and perseverance to over come the adversaries with a different agenda. Hats off to the crew of the Solar Impulse.
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