And actually, just to reply to myself, it's much more usable power as you know when you are going to be receiving it (all of the time). One of the problems with solar is that you aren't guaranteed it, and have to deal with aspects like trying to store it for when it's cloudy. From space it can be used as 'baseload' power as you can be sure that it will always be available.
This can't be right, surely. In space you are guaranteed 24/7/365 of sun.
Sorry - I didn't make myself clear. I am all for electric cars. I just never thought about what the equivalent clean energy costs were against petrol/diesel. Your figures are interesting tho. Do you have links to sources?
If the costs are equivalent, that's great. Oil is only going to get more expensive, meaning it's going to get ever cheaper to run an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel.
In the UK, petrol costs about £1 per *litre* (about USD $1.60). What would an equivalent amount of electrical energy cost to produce using only clean technology (wave/wind/solar etc)?
What is the carbon footprint of this thing? I mean, jesus, I'm going to have some explaining to do to my daughter when she gets older about my generation and what it prioritised...
I wrote that original post. Fucking BNet have basically taken all my content, hotlinked my image and are not even attributing the work with a link. Great.
The original article that I wrote:
How is it rationing if you are free to generate energy using cleaner sources?
The bottom line is that the level of American carbon production per capita is absolutely disgusting, and needs to be reduced. You have a better solution
In other worse, nuclear power is still the best solution until we can significantly improve the efficiency of generating solar power and wind power.
We don't necessarily need to improve the efficiency of wind or solar, we can improve the cost instead...
Bugzilla has "good search features"? Whenever I try and search a bugzilla database I seem to either get 0 hits or about 8 billion. Really. It's like a magic trick or something...
JIRA is the best bug tracker out there IMHO...
How about using these amazing inventions known as *buttons* that tell machines things?
You have shown yourself unable to control your carbon emissions. Your government will consequently have to control them for you. That is all.
Great solution for off-site incremental backups...