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Old 11-19-2018, 10:48 AM   #3802 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
I did not see anything novel in that PDF, but it was like reading a textbook. Tax carbon, subsidize electric cars, and accelerate installation of wind and solar farms, as well as nuclear and natural gas. Replace petroleum products with biomass, biofuel, and hydrogen. Install 10,000 carbon sequestration sites and reforest an area the size of Brazil.

Except people probably want rooftop solar.
OK I will also add to my list, roof top solar support.
Most of those fixes are feel good non solutions.
Most carbon sequester projects are a waste of time, money energy, chemicals and more money. The only carbon sequestration that would have worked was blocked by nimby useful idiots.
The one where the Colorado gas company wanted to seperate CO2 from natural gas and pipe it to depleted west texas oil fields.
But the nimby idiots got their way and the CO2 gets blown off into the atmosphere.

With cheap nuclear power electric cars won't need government welfare. If electric power is generated by more expensive wind, solar and natural gas then it's going to lessen the advantage electric cars have.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
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