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  1. #1 Why can't we generate the power to run our electric cars? 
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    SoCalDem (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:21 PM
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    Why can't we generate the power to run our electric cars?
    Advertisements [?]What if:

    Solar panels on the roof of the garage, generated the power that the car plugged into?

    and solar panels in our yards/on roofs generated the power for each house?


    It seems so simple, and do-able..

    I know that solar has been "too expensive", but if we are truly in crisis mode, isn't it still cheaper to mass-produce and install these, than to waste all our money on wars?

    Of course, this cuts out the poor power companies who have been bleeding us dry for decades..

    Our whole energy crisis, seems (to me) to be more about preserving the monopolies and price gouging ways of the power/fuel industries, than about real energy services to people..

    Paging Einstien!

    Cronus Protagonist (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:24 PM
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    1. Personally, I don't know why geothermal power isn't widespread
    Drill a deep, deep hole, pump plain water in one end, get high pressure steam out the other... what's so hard about that?

    Simple minds

    Parche (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:24 PM
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    2. Solar
    The desert southwest could power the whole united states

    Africa could power europe,
    middle east could power asia


    simple
    Screw Einstien, where is Jimmah

    Bornaginhooligan (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:26 PM
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    3. There isn't the will. That's pretty much it.
    Solar power is, for practical purposes, a perpetual motion machine. Free energy.

    Things would be so much better if we'd just listened to Carter
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    KansDem (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 12:31 PM
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    5. "...than to waste all our money on wars?"
    Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 12:32 PM by KansDem
    $3,000,000,000,000 (Iraq war) \ 300,000,000 Americans = $10,000 for every American man, woman, and child.

    Just think of what we could have done with that $10,000:

    A family of four would have $40,000--
    1) Send children to college
    2) "Green" a house with solar panels and other renewable energies
    3) Buy a new home
    4) Pay off debt (student loans)
    5) Buy two Priuses
    6) Establish IRAs for medical care and retirement
    edited to add: 7) Start a new business

    But what do we have to show for Bush's invasion?

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    "Einstien"? Was he a scientist, too, like the more well-known "Einstein"?
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    and absolutely no mention of nuclear power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    "Einstien"? Was he a scientist, too, like the more well-known "Einstein"?
    When in doubt,
    I before E except after C! :D

    I actally thought about looking up the correct spelling, but then I thought, why, Linda will fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    I actally thought about looking up the correct spelling, but then I thought, why, Linda will fix it!
    You can definitely count on me. While I'm at it, there's a "u" in "actually". ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    You can definitely count on me. While I'm at it, there's a "u" in "actually". ;)
    Also, when ending a sentence with quotation marks, the period goes inside. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    Also, when ending a sentence with quotation marks, the period goes inside. ;)
    That is true in the United States, not elsewhere. I had more of an English than American early education, and I still get mixed up on things like that. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    You can definitely count on me. While I'm at it, there's a "u" in "actually". ;)
    Told ya I could count on you!:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    That is true in the United States, not elsewhere. I had more of an English than American early education, and I still get mixed up on things like that. Thanks.
    What a cop out!

    :p :D
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