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Thread #91008 Message #1729374
Posted By: gnu
28-Apr-06 - 02:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Sorry Beardedbruce.... I was not aware that these solar panels had a short life and no re-cycle capability. Got any specific research to point to so that I don't have to sift through years of info on that? Thanks in advance.
Oh, gee, I forgot to mention that the use of solar panels in the production of H is a terrible waste of resources. I forgot to mention things like, say... mirror arrays can produce steam to generate electricity which can be used to produce H. The start up costs are a tad high, but the life cycle cost is near nil and the pollution is near nil.
I really don't know much about the technology. All I know about are the economics. The fact is that the oil companies don't give a shit about life cycle costs or the environment or how many people die. All they care about is making as much money as possible and early retirement.
Our capitalistic econonmy generates this mindset. Unfortunately, the only time a communistic approach seems to be taken is when we are talking about the military... efficient universal medicare is not attainable but let's all get together and nuke Iran? What the fuck?
Anyway, it's Friday, and it's happy hour. Think I'll have a few Buds. That's a few nickels for the NRA. After all, if Mad Max comes after me gas, I'll need me guns, eh?