RE: [DMCForum] Re: the EV1... vs Diesel
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RE: [DMCForum] Re: the EV1... vs Diesel



>If you can find a way for breathing, eating and moose farting with
>decreased atmospheric carbon emissions, I'm all for it. 


This is where you are kidding, right?  You want to alter nature?


>I'll say it again: For the term "renewable energy source" to be
>applied to fossil fuels, they must be able to regenerate at the same
>speed, or faster than we consume them. Just because fossil fuels are
>being synthesized by the earth as we speak, doesn't make it renewable.
>It depends more on the speed of renewal than just the sheer fact that
>it is renewing. Think about it.


Being able to regenerate at the same rate, or faster than, it is consumed
has nothing to do with being "renewable".

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/renewable


2. 

capable of being renewed; replaceable; "renewable energy such as solar
energy is theoretically inexhaustible" 


>Its scarcity is the only thing guaranteed to ween us off it. It has
>nothing to do with the reasons we aren't using other energy sources
>more extensively. I don't understand this link at all.


We already have the infrastructure in place to use oil.


>I don't doubt that we will be using fossil fuels for a long time to
>come, and of course, economics will drive us wherever we go. The
>problem is that there is a cost associated with the widespread
>adoption of most alternate energy sources, and it just doesn't make
>economic sense to wait until oil is too expensive (aren't we there
>yet?) or until it's all used up to start thinking about these other
>technologies.



I thought you weren't concerned about the costs but more about the impact
and moving to another source?  I will bet that we will not run out of oil in
our lifetimes or our kids.  We may be lead to believe we are but that
doesn't mean we are.

Greg








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