[LINK] Electric vehicles and generation

Greg Taylor gctaylor at internode.on.net
Sun Jul 23 16:40:04 AEST 2006

On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 11:38:57 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
>> The limit is ultimately how far a body X kg can travel using Y kW
>> of power, how much you can carry in the batteries, and
>> electricity distribution practicalities (how many houses can be
>> fitted with 70-amp circuits).
> It runs deeper than that.The real question in all this (apart from
> the question of why we need to use energy travelling) is the *kind*
> of energy we use. Fossil fuels are finite and they pollute (even
> the so-called "bio" alternatives, although renewable, still burn
> into CO2 etc).

No, biofuels recycle CO2 and are effectively carbon neutral.   If the biomass is produced sustainably, carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and stored in plant structures. When the biomass is burned, the carbon released back to the atmosphere will be recycled into the next generation of growing plants.


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