These cartoons give me a headache!!
These cartoons give me a headache!!
Conservation, solar, wind, and hydro are all great but what we need in addition is:
1. A project similar to the Manhattan Project, established by the administration, that develops 100 new, safe, clean nuclear power plants across the US. (much like in France where nuclear provides 80% of their electricity). Now we would have all the electricity we need to heat and light our buildings and homes and power industry. In addition there would be plenty of electricity to charge all the green battery powered cars.
2. Since the US has all the natural gas we need, the feds and the states need to set a policy that in the future all the cars and light trucks they purchase for their fleets are either electric, hybrid, or natural gas powered.
Although GM no longer sells natural gas vehicles in the US, they used to and they still sell them in Europe, so they know how to do it. Some of the rigs they sell that run on compressed natural gas also run on gasoline to keep you from being stranded somewhere, when compressed natural gas is not available.
As soon as the feds and the states start buying fleet quantities of CNG powered rigs the infrastructure for CNG stations would rapidly expand.
This combination of plenty of nuclear generated electricity and CNG would begin weaning us off oil and gasoline. And for those of you who still believe in man caused "Global Warming" I suggest you watch "The Great Global Warming Swindle". Its available on line, on Amazon, and at Netflix.
Doing the above would significantly clean up air pollution in this country, reduce the cost of oil and gasoline, and take us our from under the thumb of the middle east oil producers. And regardless of what the EPA says, Carbon Dioxide is not a pollutant!
Carbon Neutral is sooo like the 70's show !
Whenever I see it anymore, it has become soo old hat, over used to apply the BULL !!
In light of the intentional negligence and criminal incompetence of BP and the Obama administration, it is actually becoming the HIGHT of INSULTS !!!
They tells us they MUST tax and over charge us for products to save the environment, then THEY intentionally destroy the environment to tax us even MORE -- CARBON NEUTRAL HAS BECOME A SICK JOKE !!!!!!
Hopefully the people of Maldives don't read the article about the neutrino hunting telescope that is melting ice on purpose! Where are the pictures of the floating polar bear on mini iceburgs for that article? (Did you know that Polar bear can swim?)
About nuclear power, I have to agree with Norman Goldman that if nuclear power were such a great way to generate electricity, big companies ought to be able to pay for it themselves and would be all over it without being encouraged. The fact is, Yucca Mountain is still not approved, and nobody wants the waste in their backyard. ("Clean" nuclear energy is about as clean as "clean" coal technology.) Can anybody tell me what France does with their nuclear waste? I know they don't shoot it into the sun...
I do remember compressed gas tanks for tractors many years ago. They took up more space on the tractors, but seemed to work OK. I had no experience with them. It does seem a waste to see natural gas being burned off at oil drilling sites.
Chevy took their EV-1 off the market, and in fact, never sold it at all, just leased it. It is worth noting that the Nissan Leaf is going to be an affordable vehicle based on the "EV-11" which is supposed to go up to 100 mi on a charge, and with battery technology still evolving, like the Lithium-Air battery project at M.I.T., who knows where this can go? Also, Tesla is going to market a second vehicle, priced more for the public. Their existing vehicle gets some 200 miles per charge.
Regarding Carbon dioxide: whether or not it is a "pollutant", I learned when I was a kid that too much of it was hard to take, when I stuck my head under a blanket. There are more and more people, and deforestation is proceeding rapidly, so the rate of CO2 is going up, up, up. I wonder at what percentage of CO2 some of us would have to start using oxygen tanks?