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Fuel/energy alternatives

Post by Slink » Fri Apr 25, 2008 09:54 pm

Don't forget about global warming and fuel conservation altogether, but check these out:

http://www.vimeo.com/158391

http://www.hulu.com/watch/2076/big-idea ... etable-oil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEX1YFXYTdI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOFbsaNeZps

Greener:
LoL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykl2PH2B-tM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N675mHss_uQ&NR=1

Show me more. I want to learn about greener alternatives.

Hands down, coolest stuff I have seen in a long long time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEdQRVQtffw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt1uN38EcoQ

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Post by Damien_Azreal » Sat Apr 26, 2008 05:02 pm

Fuel Alternative..... walking.
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Post by Slink » Sat Apr 26, 2008 05:43 pm

Damien_Azreal wrote:Fuel Alternative..... walking.
Or bicycling, etc.

Everyone should also read Drakan's posted article (^link).
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Post by RedFanatic » Mon Apr 28, 2008 02:02 pm

Go here www.begodo.info and your search for fuel alternatives will be over :D
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Post by Slink » Tue Apr 29, 2008 04:09 am

I've seen that. Not so sure, but it sounds worthwhile.
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Post by Krypto » Wed Apr 30, 2008 08:21 pm

The world needs to stop over relying on fossil fuels altogether, because the impending and obvious matter is what to do when the resources run out? apart from the main effect being climatic change, it's also responsible for decreasing the size of the Ozone layer which helps to prevent too much UV radiation from infiltrating the Earth.

Which will result in the warming of the Earth but more essentially the melting of the polar ice caps, resulting in a rise in sea level in some cases up to 5m. Enough to flood low lying regions such as Bangladesh as a prime example. SO2 + NOX (Sulphur Dioxide + Nitrogen Oxides) combine to form Acid Rain, increasing the acidity or PH levels in lakes which kills off amphibious wildlife aswell as vegetation. Acid Rain is also resposible for the corrosion of underground pipes or in some cases contamination, which seeps its way into the water supply eventually arriving in folks homes.

Overall fossil fuels are doing mankind more harm than good. On another note some selfish, corrupt companies wish to extract minerals near a small village by building a Quarry which will actually harm the lives of nearby occupants, nasty considering one of them is a friend. Rather than rant on, more concerning that here

Might aswell stick this here while i'm at it. I agree with your opinions concerning a possible new Ice Age Drakan over on Posty. If it happens, why give a damn we'll have no control over mother nature anyhow. Although us humans can prevent or minimize the effects of such a theory by seeking alternate fuels being the basis of this topic.

And yes, their are plenty of other things which will eventually kill us off. Bah the World's too corrupt to do the right thing, the damage is too exceptional to reverse now. Truly this world isn't good enough for us, sorry for the pessimistic attitude.
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Post by Slink » Wed Apr 30, 2008 08:56 pm

We are but a fart in the history of this biological Era on Earth. There is much time to correct what we've done, but change must begin ASAP (now).

You can change. If "how" is the question.
http://www.usgbc.org/
http://www.treehugger.com/gogreen.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_building
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Post by Cparkinson » Mon Sep 29, 2008 06:17 pm

hello all,
Well, some very negative talk over here! I think we can all convert to wind power-----some may have more luck with that; pardon the pun!

Seriously though, it can be converted easily with your existing setup at home and save a lot of money / energy waste. They talk about how you can reuse the "left over" energy for someone else on the grid.
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Post by Slink » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:25 am

Yes, wind power poses an excellent energy alternative to today's main wasteful, "consumptuous" sources. Yes, I made up a word.

Check out the wind helix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9flSPAdOLk

Don't forget thermoelectric generators. These should be applied to computer cooling systems, for one thing.

In BMW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkP7v8yYivQ
A prime example in simple self-active computer cooling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt1BcxJRfmE

Also extremely cool is this video of some Stirling hot air engines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIKVyvHJ ... re=related
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Post by wangho » Tue Sep 30, 2008 09:42 pm

Krypto wrote:The world needs to stop over relying on fossil fuels altogether, because the impending and obvious matter is what to do when the resources run out? apart from the main effect being climatic change, it's also responsible for decreasing the size of the Ozone layer which helps to prevent too much UV radiation from infiltrating the Earth.

Which will result in the warming of the Earth but more essentially the melting of the polar ice caps, resulting in a rise in sea level in some cases up to 5m. Enough to flood low lying regions such as Bangladesh as a prime example. SO2 + NOX (Sulphur Dioxide + Nitrogen Oxides) combine to form Acid Rain, increasing the acidity or PH levels in lakes which kills off amphibious wildlife aswell as vegetation. Acid Rain is also resposible for the corrosion of underground pipes or in some cases contamination, which seeps its way into the water supply eventually arriving in folks homes.

Overall fossil fuels are doing mankind more harm than good. On another note some selfish, corrupt companies wish to extract minerals near a small village by building a Quarry which will actually harm the lives of nearby occupants, nasty considering one of them is a friend. Rather than rant on, more concerning that here

Might aswell stick this here while i'm at it. I agree with your opinions concerning a possible new Ice Age Drakan over on Posty. If it happens, why give a damn we'll have no control over mother nature anyhow. Although us humans can prevent or minimize the effects of such a theory by seeking alternate fuels being the basis of this topic.

And yes, their are plenty of other things which will eventually kill us off. Bah the World's too corrupt to do the right thing, the damage is too exceptional to reverse now. Truly this world isn't good enough for us, sorry for the pessimistic attitude.
This is true, but this would mean less billions in the bank accounts of the companies that own the oiling industry. The rest of the world is just not that important to mess with their bank accounts.
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Post by Slink » Wed Oct 01, 2008 05:00 am

wangho wrote:...this would mean less billions in the bank accounts of the companies that own the oiling industry. The rest of the world is just not that important to mess with their bank accounts.
I agree. That means that "business is business". Unfortunately, it is up to the general populace to exact certain impact on the fuel oil business.

Fortunately, each of us has both the incentive and the opportunity to work toward change. In the U.S., I'm talking about personally-generated, Eco-friendly electricity, and thenceforth using less energy than we create, thus returning energy to the grid, thus turning back our power meters (even enough to legally be owed money by power companies), eventually leading to tax breaks for supplying "clean energy". It is a chain effect of economic benefits to the contributor.
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Post by zZaRDoZz » Tue Dec 30, 2008 09:19 pm

http://www.opb.org/programs/ofg/videos/ ... rag-Racing


This is your present slink (not the car, the link).
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Post by zZaRDoZz » Thu Jun 11, 2009 06:31 pm

It's a long article about peak oil.


http://www.motherjones.com/economy/2009 ... -cheap-oil
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