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Old 06-14-2006, 03:02 PM
Gary Robson Gary Robson is offline
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CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is GOOD.
Been enjoying those CEI television commercials, have you? Lots of things are good in small doses, but dangerous if you get too much.

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1. Nuclear- which the Greens hate due mostly to Luddite concerns and ignorance
Please don't confuse the official Green Party platform with the beliefs of all conservationists and environmentally-friendly people.

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3. Wind, which is great except NIMBY and "raptor burger" (Wind Turbines kill thousands of hawk & eagles a year).
Thousands per year? You wouldn't happen to have a cite for that, would you?

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None of which will power cars, although they can all be used indirectly for Electric cars or maybe Hydrogen power cars. Neither of which are currently practical. -(snip)- Hybrids are the way of the future. If the average car got twice the milage with effectively zero pollutants (not counting CO2 as a "pollutant) , it would be a huge change, and we could do this without killing the economy.
Point 1: *All* of the power sources you listed are capable of powering electric cars. I'm not sure what you mean by "indirectly," but you can plug the charger for an electric car into the output of a solar collector system.

Point 2: Hybrids aren't the future. They're a stop-gap. Hybrids still use gasoline. You can't charge them from your solar collectors at home. Hybrids don't and can't generate "effectively zero pollutants." Electric cars can.