In 2003, MIT released "The Future of Nuclear Power," a study of the energy needs for now and the future. The report suggested several subsidies and a new "carbon tax." Also in 2003, President Bush made a State of the Union address that pledged more than a billion dollars towards hydrogen research and a move towards a hydrogen-based economy. This report strives to tie together several hydrogen production methods and possible solutions for moving towards a hydrogen-based economy. Background, production methods, and finally a revised carbon tax idea specifically aimed at jumpstarting hydrogen production are addressed in this report.
Snyder, Jeremy, "A Hydrogen Economy" (2005). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 171.