Typical of imperial government mandates.--- ethanol uses more gallons to equal the energy of a gallon of gas or diesel.
Yes, it has been a rousing success. Taking money from the public at large for the indirect benefit of the corn farmers, and directly for enhancing the political careers of those farmers’ elected representatives.Inefficient ethanol production has more to do with politics than science.
One can know that, when environmentalists begin talking about the problem of over-population of the Earth, they finally understand the fundamental problem. In the eco-history of the Earth, the COVID 19 pandemic will be recorded as a failure to restore the massive population imbalance. Do not interpret that statement as a comment on anyone who has suffered with or died from the virus.Then, of course, the is the looming end-game problem: population control.
I seem to remember reading a few years ago that there are more than 1,000 people living inside of the beltway that receive direct ag subsidy cheques in excess of $1mm EACH!!Yes, it has been a rousing success. Taking money from the public at large for the indirect benefit of the corn farmers, and directly for enhancing the political careers of those farmers’ elected representatives.
Indeed, those wishing to stop the scourge of energy consumption have learned much from one spot on the petri dish that has proven resistant.It is interesting to compare the spread of lights on the earth at night as seen from space with a time laps of a growth on a petri dish.
Not to worry: one day soon the Chinese will have a production line for small, sub-critical mass gas cooled reactors. You should be able to buy one at WalMart.They seem to believe strongly in distributed generation.If we would just let them have their carbon free nuclear energy...............
It's called myopia filtered through rose tinted readers.Oil is the agarose in our Petri dish, and it's pretty hard to pretend we can't see the glass walls all around us.
Fyi. Cosmic radiation is interstellar, not solar. It's Earth's magnetic field that regulates how much reaches the atmosphere. And Cosmic rays have zip all to do with evaporation of the seas. However, they do create high altitude clouds by providing nuclei for water vapor to condense around, blocking incoming Solar heat. Cooling the planet.My bet is on cosmic radiation which tends to provide the energy to evaporate ocean water slightly faster than desirable. Cosmic radiation is modulated by our sun which runs it own cycles of activity.
I don't care about imagined warming, I care about energy for humans to live on. The planet only intercepts a tiny fraction of that massive solar output. Only a tiny fraction of the Earth's surface is suitable for putting solar panels. ( that won't cause ecological great harm )Putting solar panels in space to beam energy down is no solution to warming.
While mega projects offer attractive targets for bad people, you can't destroy a space platform with a Toyota Hilux technical with a RPG. Ground based solar a chain & truck will do. Rocks and attitude in a pinch.And it would be a big, fat, soft strategic target, a vulnerability which would make many dealings with competitors/adversaries
Controlling NOx formation can be a simple matter by using some pre-oxidized hydrogen to change the chemistry and thermal properties within the combustion chamber.Remember that H2 combustion in ICE's at normal combustion temps have a truly massive NOx problem that most people get quiet and don't mention when they want to call it a clean source of energy.
It's neither particularly clean nor a source of energy.
Well, if we can harvest the hydrogen from the sun, we would deplete our O2 somewhat and raise our H2O. If we take the the H2 from the H20 in the ocean, it remains same levelIf global warming is raising sea level and flooding coastlines what will burning all that hydrogen do to the sea level?
I assume you are going to install the pipeline to the Sun at night so you don't get burned.Controlling NOx formation can be a simple matter by using some pre-oxidized hydrogen to change the chemistry and thermal properties within the combustion chamber.
Well, if we can harvest the hydrogen from the sun, we would deplete our O2 somewhat and raise our H2O. If we take the the H2 from the H20 in the ocean, it remains same level