The Hydrogen Economy: A Lawyer´s Perspective

Law360, New York (May 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hydrogen holds great promise as an energy medium, but its fundamental properties raise significant complications. The lightest of all molecules, hydrogen is colorless, odorless, difficult or impossible to odorize, combustible, and necessarily maintained under significant pressure for most of its applications.

These considerations give rise to critical questions about how a new hydrogen energy sector may be regulated from a safety and environmental protection perspective, how receptive the public and regulators may be with respect to siting and permitting hydrogen facilities, and what forms of risk...
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