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Posted by Solar Flare on August 5, 2008, 1:44 am
 
Fuels are not actually made but mined or found naturally. Hydrogen is a
storage medium, at present, and a poor one due to losses. With advances in
technology it may become viable and reinstated by manufacturers of portable
devices, such as automobiles, instead of being tooted by ignorant
politicians.



Posted by J. Clarke on August 5, 2008, 6:33 am
 
Solar Flare wrote:

So when the oil runs out do you have a replacement that can be "mined
or found naturally" that can run a car, ship, or airplane?


Please identify a better one.


Which "ignorant politicians" are "tooting" it?


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Posted by Eeyore on August 5, 2008, 8:24 am
 

"J. Clarke" wrote:


Coal and oil from coal will fit that bill.



Electric batteries. There may just be room for some genuine breakthrough
with these (like nanotubes) too. They're far from perfect but suit
certain tasks well.

Graham


Posted by J. Clarke on August 5, 2008, 9:25 am
 Eeyore wrote:

Well then why bother with solar at all?


When you have a battery that allows the performance of an internal
combustion engine to be duplicated, including the range and recharge
times, get back to me.

Hydrogen does that _now_ _today_.

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--John
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Posted by Eeyore on August 5, 2008, 9:49 am
 

"J. Clarke" wrote:


Solat has its place but it doesn't yet seem to be well defined.

Graham


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