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Forum: Anything Goes
08-01-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: China overtakes US-biggest CO2 emitter

I am sure that they are not only beating us, but far exceeding us on per capita hydrocarbon emissions, which are much more potent green house gases. If they were to install catalytic converters, I am...
06-12-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 746
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Researchers have devised a way to turn heat into electricity

http://www.eetimes.com/rss/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=199903412&cid=RSSfeed_eetimes_newsRSS

I guess that keeping the gasoline engine in hybrids running will become much more important int he...
Forum: Anything Goes
06-07-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,195
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Gas prices have DOUBLED since Iraq War started

That is true; the insurgents are killing and blowing up the Iraqi police and army, but the problems that are being encountered in Iraq are not in training Iraqi troops, but in having an...
Forum: Anything Goes
06-06-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,195
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Gas prices have DOUBLED since Iraq War started

Concentration camps have existed for centuries. They are standard military protocol for containing individuals who cannot be allowed to roam freely. If they were created, next to no one would care.
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Forum: Anything Goes
06-06-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,861
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Nuclear Power?

I never said that nuclear power is the pinnacle of safety, but it is the safest form of energy that we have, which can satisfy our present energy demand. It is also the only feasible way that the...
Forum: Anything Goes
06-05-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,861
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Nuclear Power?

Do you mean to say that none of the people exposed to coal or exhaust fumes from coal combustion have died from various cancers associated with it?
...
06-05-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,020
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: The "Air Car", a car that runs on compressed air

I wonder if a small, light fuel cell that burned gasoline could be designed and then used in an electric vehicle to provide the necessary electricity for its operation. Given what this air car is...
Forum: Anything Goes
06-05-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,861
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Nuclear Power?

"Nuke power has some safety/security and waste issues but is still the best short term option."

It takes ten years to build a nuclear power plant. Nuclear power is a long term investment.

In...
Forum: Anything Goes
06-05-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,195
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Gas prices have DOUBLED since Iraq War started

If the objective of the continuation of the Persian Gulf war was to obtain oil, our troops would not be being killed by insurgent attacks in Iraq, as all of the Iraqi people would have been placed...
06-05-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,152
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Letter to Congress Regarding Gas Prices

I think that the governor of Arizona is using this as a diversion so that he does not have to actually work with his state legislature to eliminate the laws that are preventing new refineries from...
06-05-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,930
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Working towards 1000 miles on this tank

Good question about the minimum speed. I was there not too long ago on a tour bus and I do not remember either.

By the way, unless it was his commute, would taking a road trip specifically to get...
05-11-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,136
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Non-Hybrid Fuel Economy

I forgot to mention that the 1.0 mpg fuel economy increase is with some air conditioner usage starting around the time I started using Sunoco gasoline with no air conditioner usage prior to that...
05-10-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,136
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Non-Hybrid Fuel Economy

That could explain why I got 28.3 mpg on my first fill-up and have averaged around 26.6 mpg on my fill-ups since then (not including the 28.3 mpg figure in the average). It is still a 1.1 mpg...
05-10-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,126
Posted By Shining Arcanine

2010 Honda Accord Diesel gets 62.8 mpg

http://blogs.automotive.com/6206581/concept-cars/2010-honda-accord-diesel/index.html\

I wonder if the 62.8 mpg figure is in imperial gallons and is a highway figure, but regardless, the fuel...
04-20-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,223
Posted By Shining Arcanine

A study says that ethanol is worse than gasoline for the environment

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2007-04-18-ethanol-study_N.htm

Perhaps we should go back to MTBE. It has no known, negative environmental effects, besides ruining the taste of drinking water,...
04-20-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,136
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Non-Hybrid Fuel Economy Improvements

I drive a 1995 Toyota Avalon on my daily commute to and from school. On trips through New Jersey that I have taken on vacation, my Avalon has exceeded 31 mpg with the Sunoco gasoline (getting 31.6...
03-15-2007, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 56,044
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: The Toyota Prius is bad for the environment

That would invalidate what they said and also some of what people here said regarding Toyota using part of the plant's production capacity. Thanks for the information.
03-14-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 56,044
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: The Toyota Prius is bad for the environment

If it has, then that is good news. That would mean that sales of the Hummer do more damage to the environment than those of the Toyota Prius. Do you have a link to an article with this information?
03-14-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 56,044
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: The Toyota Prius is bad for the environment

It does not matter what the organization thinks; if a specific statement is correct, it is correct and if a specific statement is wrong, it is wrong. If someone can logically demonstrate that a part...
03-14-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 56,044
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: The Toyota Prius is bad for the environment

1. You did not answer my question. Did you read the article?

2. I will until I find a plausible explanation of why the information is wrong. I was under the impression that most people who quote...
03-14-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 56,044
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: The Toyota Prius is bad for the environment

Did you read the article? The person who wrote the article did some calculations and according to them, the Toyota Prius uses more energy to build and drive for 100,000 miles than the Hummer uses to...
03-14-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 56,044
Posted By Shining Arcanine

The Toyota Prius is bad for the environment

http://clubs.ccsu.edu/recorder/editorial/editorial_item.asp?NewsID=188

Apparently, the battery in it contains nickel from a smelter whose emissions generated acid rain that eliminated all life...
01-11-2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,065
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Hybrid autos save money in long run, study finds

Xyrus, someone who behaves professionally does not need to make such snide remarks and is an example to others at all times.
01-10-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,065
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Hybrid autos save money in long run, study finds

bwilson4web, I have a relative who is planning to replace his Chevrolet Blazer this year. My relative is not considering a hybrid on the notion that long term maintenance of the battery will outweigh...
01-10-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,975
Posted By Shining Arcanine

Re: Oil prices just took their biggest nose dive in two years

Define what is worth reading in the context of a scientific paper. Is it something that you do not agree with or something that a hundred of you do not agree with?

Edit: This is supposed to be a...
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