25542RE: [energyresources] Hydrogen and Solar Energy Question
- Nov 20, 2002
> -----Original Message-----No, I didn't leave it out.
> From: Ron Patterson [mailto:readyourdarwin@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 5:52 AM
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> Subject: RE: [energyresources] Hydrogen and Solar Energy Question
> Steve Morningthunder wrote:
> >>>I made my effort at
> http://greatchange.org/bb-electricity.html which
> includes a link to "entire energy cost" where the additional
> energy thatit would take is treated.<<<
> Steve, loved your math on the cost of converting electricity
> to hydrogen but have you not left out a step, the delivery
> system? Hydrogen, when it is generated is at ambient
> temperature and pressure. In this form it is absolutely useless to us.
"And, this is before taking into consideration the entire energy cost.
It goes back to our dinosaur blood spooner. You've got to build the
additional electricity and hydrogen generation plants, the cars, keep
the roads up, mine the minerals, and build a distribution system for the
hydrogen, plus keep all those people who build it alive and sheltered
before you get to the net eMergy, before you have something that the
rest of society can work with."
There is a link at "entire energy cost" that takes you to a much better
treatment of the theme than I might come up with.
A wall of infinite dimension stands before the present course of human
evolution. It is the wise finitude of the Earth and its resources.
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