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Comment: Re:Straw man (Score 1) 430

by rossdee (#49122973) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

The exploding rail cars had the volitile Bakken crude oil, not the tar sands oil (which wouldn't explode if you put 4 million volts through it.)

The pipeline that is going to take the Bakken crude is called Sandpiper, and will run through MN to Duluth where it csn be shipped through the great lakes and St Lawrence to refineries. There is also a refinery being completed near Minot, ND

We don't need no stinking tar sand oil, and the cost of refining it makes it uneconomical at current world prices and it probably creates as much Co2 per megajoule as coal with the energy it takes to refine it.

Comment: Re:Electric not the answer (Score 1) 212

by rossdee (#49100345) Attached to: The Best, and Worst, Places To Drive Your Electric Car

"We will never see EV's as a viable solution to the masses. The trouble right now is no alternative is getting large numbers of people onboard which is required to be successful."

Sounds likr you nrrf electric buses if you want to get "large numbers of people onboard"
They do have electric buses in some countries, (the overhead wired type known as trolleybuses) and battery power could work for school buses.

Comment: Re:Does the pit have to be straight down? (Score 1) 121

by rossdee (#49093731) Attached to: The Science of a Bottomless Pit

How high is the area around Madrid, Spain
I did Physics 101 at Massey University, in NZ

Traffic management would be crucial, what happens if a capsule from NZ and one from spain are in the tunnel at the same time

Anyway if we had the technology to drill even a tenth of the esy to the centre of the earth, our energy nrrds would be solved.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?