Via my brother and my wife almost simultaneously, I was directed to this story about South Carolina’s effort to lead in the hydrogen economy. Like James, I’m happy to see this sort of thing (we both live here, in opposite corners of the state.) Rather than going on about losing textile jobs – which are never coming back and weren’t that great when we had them – gearing up to create new jobs in a new economy is fantastic. Also like him, I hope this spills over into an increased commitment to educating the children of South Carolina to standards high enough that they are actually employable in these new facilities.
Even more, I’d love the irony of ushering in the new world of energy via facilities that were mainly used in the service of the cold war previously.