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To: org.whodat

He apparently has bought every argument against biofuels hook, line, and sinker. And yes Richard, we can even produce energy by concentrating the sun’s rays. Large fields that do this have existed for decades but have now experience rapid growth.

My bet is with the engineers and scientists who will find a way to make a better product once a market for it exists.


11 posted on 11/24/2007 8:09:01 PM PST by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: P-40

> My bet is with the engineers and scientists who will find a way to make a better product once a market for it exists.

We do not design and build something because we can. That is the surest way to lose money there is. We design and build when it makes economic sense and there is a market for it.


16 posted on 11/24/2007 8:30:26 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: P-40

My bet is with the engineers and scientists who will find a way to make a better product once a market for it exists.

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A market doesn’t exist because it is expensive. “engineers and scientists” can’t wave a magic wand and make it all better for us uneducated country folk. And neither will throwing money at “engineers and scientists” give the magic wand for to wave and make it all better for us uneducated country folk.


19 posted on 11/24/2007 8:44:00 PM PST by Hunterite
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To: P-40

“My bet is with the engineers and scientists who will find a way to make a better product once a market for it exists.”

As someone with an engineering degree, I can tell you biofuels and solar are at best going to be small parts of the solution, the numbers just don’t add up. You have to go nuclear to have any chance of making a dent in our energy needs. Conservation actually has as big a potential as biofuels or solar (which are resource hogs).


58 posted on 11/25/2007 8:07:22 AM PST by FastCoyote
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