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post #41 of 801
Nevermind the oil, they can make WATER!

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it requires only carbon dioxide and sunshine to manufacture crude. And water: whether fresh, brackish or salt.
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post #42 of 801
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However, global warming activists won't be happy about this.
This would certainly hurt Al Gore and the Global Warming Industry...
post #43 of 801
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This would certainly hurt Al Gore and the Global Warming Industry...
Right, but not the true global warming activists. Anyone with half a brain can see why this is only going to help green efforts.
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Can't wait to see all the green activists start shouting "OMG IT MAKES MROE FOSSIL FUELS THAT WILL KILL US ALL!!!!"

Sad to say, that the electricity that they think will make cars more efficient still takes fossil fuels to generate.

This actually takes the polluttion made by fossil fuels, and re-uses them. To hell with electric cars.
post #45 of 801
This is absolutely amazing....too good to be true...this would go as the most important "invention" of the century for sure.
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The only energy required for this fuel comes from water (it doesn't have to be fresh water), CO2 and sunlight. Seems like unlimited to me.

And you think solar is free? It's so expensive and inefficient compared to other energy sources that some countries (I'm looking at you, Czech Republic) force their citizens to buy solar power when accessible because otherwise the companies that produce the solar energy would go bankrupt because of how much more expensive their product is compared to other services.
Have you researched why solar energy is "expensive"? Solar energy is the most efficient energy source out there, in fact there's more energy in 1 hour of sunlight than the whole planet consumes in a year.

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Sad to say, that the electricity that they think will make cars more efficient still takes fossil fuels to generate.

This actually takes the polluttion made by fossil fuels, and re-uses them. To hell with electric cars.
Not necessarily, you don't need any fossil fuels to make electricity (in the current paradigm, we do, yes. but that's because we generate electricity using inefficient methods like oil, coal or Canadian tar sands.), there are many energy sources that can generate energy that require no fossil fuels. Like geothermal, wave, tidal or solar.

Also one thing you haven't considered about electric cars is that they don't need a combustion engine, therefore they can accelerate as fast as the energy input allows them. So they're actually pretty cool.

Check this out:


Edited by ilam3d - 1/18/11 at 9:37am
post #47 of 801
It still doesn't solve every other problem with fossil fuels. But it'll drop the cost for sure. Which is nice at $45 to fill my tank.
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Have you researched why solar energy is "expensive"? Solar energy is the most efficient energy source out there, in fact there's more energy in 1 hour of sunlight than the whole planet consumes in a year.
Yeah, that's nice and all, but we have no way to harness OR use that kind of energy. Solar Enegery is still extremely expensive until we can use that 1 hour of solar energy to power the entire world for a year, which, at this rate in solar energy progress, will never happen.
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Anyone with half a brain can see why this is only going to help green efforts.
Looking at the last 50 years or so of oil-driven economy it is easy to see how wrong you are with this comment.
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post #50 of 801
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Have you researched why solar energy is "expensive"? Solar energy is the most efficient energy source out there, in fact there's more energy in 1 hour of sunlight than the whole planet consumes in a year.
Dude. Even a high-end expensive solar panel is only about 15-20% efficient...At high-noon on the equator that means a 1 m^2 of solar panels pulls in around 100-200W of energy. To power my computer would take most of the roof of my house....and I don't live on the equator-and high noon only happens once per day. See the problem?
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