And then you get the Neo-con deniers.
Think spewing fumes and burning resources is OK.
I applaud your efforts, but question your motive.
Park under a tree and yer screwed.....
I truly wish that I could click my heels and be in a world where electricity is generated by fusion and vehicles are powered by hydrogen; where the fundamental fuel is water and the effluent is water vapor.
With regard to the latter, GM was well on its way to developing hydrogen fuel cells but "politics" stopped that and incentivized them down the path to the Volt, which - all things considered - has a higher "carbon footprint" than conventional vehicles. But, it sure makes its advocates "feel good".
With regard to the former, I applaud government funding of BASIC
research - e.g., the Human Genome Project, the Manhattan Project, the Hadron Collider, and this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITER
However, government funding of APPLIED
research amounts to picking "winners & losers", an activity best conducted by private individuals willingly and knowingly risking their own
resources in the hope for gain (which the government is then able to tax
If the government was as "busy" with this then as it is now I have sound reason to believe that Edison/Morgan would have prevailed over Tesla/Westinghouse and we all would be using the "safer" DC current to power whatever remaining "stuff" we would have today if Tesla were relegated back to digging ditches instead of "inventing the Modern World
And, I can only imagine what the world would be like today if the EPA had been around in 1859 and had slapped an injunction on Col. Drake. One thing I can say for sure: we wouldn't have any folks around today trying to "save the whale"; that species would have been hunted to extinction by 1900.
One of my favirite modern aphorisms is: "If computers had existed in 1875, surely the prediction that NYC would be under 10' of horse sh*t by 1925 would have been made!"
BTW: Sadly, "name-calling" has become for all too many - even otherwise intelligent, rational individuals - a substitute for reasoned discourse. I'm not exactly sure what a "Neo-Con Denier
" is, but as I do not think "spewing fumes and burning resources is OK
", I guess you didn't mean me. Maybe you were just referring to some straw man; no harm, no foul. Jasper1
: Even though I am not too sanguine about the efficacy, efficiency, or cost-effectiveness of your solar/battery scheme, so long as you are doing it on your own dime I can only applaud your effort.
At the very least, even if you have to use a back-up generator, the "solar rig" is a nice differentiation that may well pay for itself in increased business. And, on reflection, we entrepreneurs ought not discourage our own; therefore, I
for the smar-a$$, dismissive comment I made above.
Besides, as you obviously have done quite a bit of homework in this area already I'm sure you found the Senator's "Rube Goldberg" scheme as silly as I did.
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