quote: Electric cars have only achieved short distances
quote: who really drives a car more than 400 miles, at most at a time, anymore?
quote: Though..... who really drives a car more than 400 miles, at most at a time, anymore?
quote: Acually, I know many people who drive 200 miles in a single day. Its called "salesmen".Also, I if i want to go on vacation, what am i supposed to do - stop every 3 hours, and let the car charge for 4 hours before driving again? Wow, that would make a 12 hour trip to South Carolina take 24+ hrs.Many people drive long distances, and quite often. In fact, my uncle drives 600 miles to work & back every week and stays there for 5 days.So stop being under the assumption that most people live in the city, and that those people rarely ever leave the city, and that most people fly - all of which couldnt be further from the truth..
quote: number is from the number missed and dead, wiht less then 40K found dead
quote: ps: i am sitting in an environmental biology class right now :)
quote: You also display the same ignorance you profess to despise. Your knowledge of the availability of land suitable for producing sugar cane is poor at best. Most of those regions are NOT well suited for sugar cane production. It was tried and failed over 200 years ago when sugar cane was a major export from the “new world".
quote: The growing corn demand of ethanol producers could also be satisfied through higher corn output. Rising productivity is likely to assure some increase in U.S. corn production in the years to come, even if the amount of farmland devoted to corn remains constant. Over the past decade (1996-2005), U.S. corn yields averaged 138 bushels per acre, compared with 115 bushels during the previous decade. The United States also could increase corn production by devoting more land to the commodity. Such an effort would probably draw upon lands less suited to corn production. Much of these lands would probably be diverted from soybean production.
quote: The simple fact is in the US E85 is an EXTREAMLY [sic] SMALL percentage of fuel production.
quote: The FACTS are that you also have to balance the economic factors, it’s just realistic.
quote: (even when used for ethanol production 30 % of the corn components are recycled as feed)
quote: Though..... who really drives a car more than 400 miles, at most at a time, anymore? I sure don't, and I can't think of anyone who would unless they were moving to another part of the country.
quote: who really drives a car more than 400 miles?
quote: some of which will last longer than you are alive by 1000 times or more.
quote: Nuclear waste is quite possibly one of the scariest materials we can conceive
quote: Nuclear waste is quite possibly one of the scariest materials we can conceive of and adding more of it to our landscape is a questionable strategy
quote: if all cars run on electricity, then all we have to do is boost our production of solar, geothermal, and wind power.
quote: All those things sound great- on paper. In reality those energy production means only account for a tiny percentage of our power needs.
quote: Biofuel is thought to be more environmentally friendly as the growth of crops, which absorb CO2, is thought to counteract its environmental impact somewhat
quote: combined Michael Asher / Jason Mick top tier story
quote: We updated Jason's blog to a combined Michael Asher / Jason Mick top tier story. I'm just cleaning up the formatting now.
quote: There were several areas that had PPM levels of MTBE in groundwater, due to leaky underground gasoline tanks.
quote: Invariably, the presence of MTBE in groundwater has been directly linked to underground storage tanks (USTs) leaking gasoline for an extended period of time – even years in some instances. These leaks are typically due to inadequate or non-existent UST inspection and/or maintenance practices...
quote: The sun shines enough energy on lake Erie in 1 day that if collected and stored could provide energy need of a country like US for a year