View Single Post
Old 03-08-2019, 03:46 AM   #5341 (permalink)
In the fasting lane
RedDevil's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Posts: 3,798

Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
Team Honda
90 day: 48 mpg (US)

It - '09 Hyundai I10 Active Cool
Team Hyundai
90 day: 29.76 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,565
Thanked 2,093 Times in 1,348 Posts
Originally Posted by sendler View Post
Everyone just skipped over my post so I will state it again: Sweden gets 50% of it's electricity from nuclear, 50% from hydro.
Norway is 95% hydro.
Finland is 25% nuclear, 17% hydro, 24% import 5.6% wind, 1.9% other
Brazil is 88% hydro.
Quebec is 90% hydro.
Ontario is nuclear 63% hydro 26%.
France is nuclear 76% hydro 10%

If you are blessed with world class hydro, you can make effective electricity. If not, and you don't want to burn carbon fuels we should have kept working on the development of molten fuel reactors.

Another important point is efficiency.
CO2 does not equal well being.
Even plentiful energy does not equal well being. Only fulfilling the needs counts. Spillage, inefficiency, wastefulness are detrimental.

I dare even say that I 'm working on the efficiency of my means of transportation

In most places energy savings reduce carbon emissions by their full amount, as carbon fills in what nuclear and renewables don't cover.

2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

My new favorite mineral is tinnunculite which forms when falcon poo reacts with the gases from a burning coal mine. Yeah.

Last edited by RedDevil; 03-08-2019 at 03:53 AM..
The Following User Says Thank You to RedDevil For This Useful Post:
aerohead (03-09-2019)