Re: [hreg] fossil fuel and renewable energy
- Kim - you are right, of course, if you are talking about "now". That's why the
first word in my posting was "Eventual" - that's where we need to be heading,
even if it takes a long time. But we'll never get there if we don't get going.
- We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since
otherwise there is NO ONE who will help.
- All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7
> What about growing things like bamboo to burn for heat? Considering that
> here in the south, we very often come into about 20 days of needing heat, the
> capital cost of any of the systems you mention would mean that half the
> people in my county would freeze. People living on $500 - $700 a month can't
> afford geothermal or solar.
> We are a long way from having electric vehicles that can transport food from
> the farmer to the market/production center. Perhaps as an interim step, we
> could encourage the restaurant business to sort their garbage properly for
> methane production. This would keep the hydrocarbons for better uses.
> Bright Blessings,
> Ariel Thomann wrote:
>> (Eventual) Goals:
>> 1. Only aviation to use "burnables"; all land transportation to be electric
>> (use most cost-effective local source, as in Europe), maritime mixed
>> (perhaps including small nuclear plants as Navy has).
>> 2. All heating to be solar, all lighting PV, wind, geothermal, etc.
>> 3. Save hydrocarbons for plastics, medicines, etc: DON'T burn them.
>> 4. Conserve, economize, save!