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Which alternative fuels do you support?

  1. Jun 29, 2007 #1

    Mk

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    There's solar, wind, fusion, fission, plant oil biofuels, biomass burning, hydroelectricity, tide & wave power, and more. There is much talk of fuels alternative to the old fossil fuels, which do you think are superior?
     
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  3. Jun 29, 2007 #2

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    Fission.

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  4. Jun 29, 2007 #3

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    I have to support fission since it is the only one(other than solar, which needs to become more efficient for people to accept) that can be used for power anywhere on the globe.(Since fusion can't be used for power anywhere on Earth, at least not yet.)
     
  5. Jun 29, 2007 #4
    Solar seems to be taking off & it's decentralized
     
  6. Jun 29, 2007 #5
    Aye, I would have to go with fission as well.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2007 #6

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    Fission, solar, fusion.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2007 #7
    cookies...
     
  9. Jun 29, 2007 #8
    They all sound good to me. Solar, Wind and Wave are great for some places that can accommodate them, and for everywhere else there's fission (and Fusion!?)
     
  10. Jun 29, 2007 #9

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    I have a woodlot full of trees and an efficient wood stove. I am burning carbon that is currently in-cycle and that has not been sequestered for hundreds of millions of years.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2007 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    It's a no brainer - biodiesel is the solution.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2007 #11

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    Fission for everyone? You rightfully deleted the thread from the meltdown crank last week, but what about proliferation?
     
  13. Jun 29, 2007 #12

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    Fission, fission, and more fission.
     
  14. Jun 29, 2007 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    Fission: Terrorism; proliferation of nuclear materials; too much regulation needed to build the plants in time; the public and will never allow it.

    Never gonna happen to a significant degree.
     
  15. Jun 29, 2007 #14
    Gasoline and dirty coal.
     
  16. Jun 29, 2007 #15
    I've always thought the best solution is a little of everything. Dependance on a single fuel can turn ugly, and they all have their up sides and downsides anyway.
     
  17. Jun 29, 2007 #16
    :rofl::rofl:
     
  18. Jun 29, 2007 #17

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    Doesn't France get 80% of it's electricity from nuclear and export more of it?

    What did you say again when we had the following conversation?:
     
  19. Jun 29, 2007 #18
    I've never been too scared of a nuclear war. it's a measure too grandiose and is sure to alienate and harm the attacker; I doubt a country would want to engage in nuclear war unless they have a suicide wish.

    now bio-weapons... those scare the **** out of me.
     
  20. Jun 29, 2007 #19

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    Have they ever been used?
     
  21. Jun 29, 2007 #20
    A mixture of different energy sources would be the best solution. So as not to rely on only one thing.
     
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