Where is the science behind this rhetoric?
by FredMars - 5/30/07 8:33 PM
In Reply to: ...How about evolution? by SefDef
Sorry about the blank previou post. My Pc hiccupped, so I got a beer.
Folks, wake up to real science, not Bush science. Regardless of what we burn, we will put at the very least, heat into the air. Even biodiesel smelling like french fries doesn't make it any easier to deal with the hot exhaust of the mass transit buses as they leave the heat in their wake. Oil companies will do whatever it takes to convince you that more oil is what we need. All alternative fuels are kept more expensive so that oil/gasoline remains an easier choice.
Alternative fuels killed the electric car? Nah, I don't think so. It was pure politics. Electric is not expensive to produce, there are many, many ways to generate electricity that doesn't pollute the environment, and advances in solar PV and storage cells are making iot a very viable alternative. Imagine a diesel locomotive that can carry large batteries/capacitors to store power. Solar panels to convert to electric, and regenerative breaking/induction generators on axles, and the fuel consumption of these monsters will drop (conservatively) in half. Hybrids that only used their ICE to recharge batteries/capacitors would also cut fuel consumption, as would the current hybrids with elctric motors larger than 67HP. The Tesla Motors Roadster uses a 200HP eletric motor that weighs only 70lbs. Imagine that in your Prius. You could use a partable Honda (yeah I got the pun) generator to supply charge when your trying t break the land speed record.
If every new home built in America used Passive solar heating and PV for electric, that would reduce greenhouse gases, electric bills, and provide many places where you can plug in your all-electric vehicle. And that should buy us enough time to develop the free energy devices that have been supressed from market.
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