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Discussion in 'Politics' started by KenH, Jul 8, 2008.
A major investment in wind power and use of natural gas.
Saw it on tv this morning. So how does this solve the problem of powering our cars with out gasoline?
Windmills wold be a nightmare in Florida during Hurricane season.
How many oil riggs ares still down after katrina that the government will not issue permits to repair? Talk about this if we want to fix oil prices
One way is by using wind energy to produce power for air compressors to fill the tanks of air cars, vehicles which utilize piston engines driven by compressed air: http://green.yahoo.com/blog/ecogeek/66/air-car-ready-for-mass-production.html
If they can be buil to withstand hurricane-speed winds, they could produce a bunch of kilowatts therein.
Maybe Florida is not the place for large scale wind-powered energy generation. It looked like this would mainly be in the mid-west area of the country.
From the website:
"Natural gas vehicles (NGV) are already available and combine top performance with low emissions. The natural gas Honda Civic GX is rated as the cleanest production vehicle in the world.
According to NGVAmerica, there are more than 7 million NGVs in use worldwide, but only 150,000 of those are in the United States."
That helps us not one bit for gas, it does not address the currwent issue. Not everyone can afford over priced new cars, that leaves the rest of us out.
Doesn't help me one bit, unless someone wants to pay for my new car I'll be needing. Seems more like a plan to make car maufacturers even richer.
Changes in the way that we fuel our transportation won't happen overnight. It will probably take place gradually over the next twenty years. Everyone didn't have a car in the early 20th century overnight.
If anybody anywhere can afford such a car, then it would not be true that it "helps us not one bit for gas." And certainly making a transition from our current types of gasoline/diesel vehicles to using fuel cells, compressed air, or different types that use the fossil fuels to charge a different type of motor will take a long time, and it will be fought by petroleum and automaking industries. Who knows to what extent years and decades ago they successfully squelched furthering different technologies because they had a good thing going for themselves they never want to relinquish?
I heard Pickens this morning on Bill Bennett this morning. He has more to say than just the wind stuff. He has a more comprehensive program than just one or 2 issues. Obviously, Florida in the hurricane season isn't the right time and place.
We are going to have to do something about our energy dependence. Pickens told the joke this morning about the 95 year old man who was interviewed. The interviewer said, "You must have seen alot of changes in your 95 years..." The man replied, "And I've been against every single one."
Start doing something about this issue. Pickens has provided a starting place.
We should do everything both side want. Drilling, refineries, coal, windmills, conservation, nuke power plants, elec cars etc.
oh, so you think it would help us, you think my statement is not true then. Please explain how you think it is not true that it would not help my husband and myself. Theres no way, unless they give these automobiles away that we will ever in our life times be able to buy something like that. So , no sir, my statement that it will not help us is certainly true, and I can not appreciate you calling me a liar.
If you were not more specific by your word, "us," it can be assumed to mean everyone who has any involvement of effect in the issue.