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An alternative energy that does not depend on hydrocarbons still a priority: economically, strategically and environmentally. Teaching ourselves how to live without fossil fuels. Costs involved in this exercise. The rewards of success. Why we should be compelled toward alternative energy. The strategic and humanitarian concern of the Third World and how to supply it with energy. The factor of world population. An examination and scientific review of hydrogen and hydrogen-based energy from an economic, strategic and environmental standpoint. Canada's wide spectrum of energy options. Opportunities to develop hydrogen. Other countries that also have large hydrogen programs. The International Energy Agency in Paris: a significant medium for international collaboration and the exchange of technology.