Recent content by nwdiver

  1. N

    EPA Hits Two More Diesel Tuners With $10 Million Fine For Defeat Devices

    That technology has already been developed, deployed and rendered obsolete by faster DC charging. Why spend more $$$ to swap your battery in ~5 minutes then take a 10 minute break to continue on your trip when you can just DC fast charge for less in the same ~15 minute period? Very few...
  2. N

    Electricity from High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) for automotive transportation?

    Silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth after Oxygen. We'll run out of ways to use electricity LONG before we run out of sand :) Putin and MBS appreciate your support and enthusiasm :confused:
  3. N

    Electricity from High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) for automotive transportation?

    No Idea. If you don't want Chinese panels then don't buy Chinese panels. The great thing about manufacturing abundant sand into products is buying more American panels means more American panels. Unlike burning American oil which just means there's less American oil to go around. U.S. solar...
  4. N

    Electricity from High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) for automotive transportation?

    Except cheap electrolysis and nuclear energy are diametrically opposed. The only thing keeping renewables from domination as opposed to mere superiority is intermittence. Cheap H2 would be an infinite battery allowing renewable energy to dominate 24/7/365. Why spend $120/MWh on expensive...
  5. N

    Electricity from High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) for automotive transportation?

    The space required by renewables is a complete non-issue. There are plenty of places to put wind and solar that either have no effect or a positive effect. A 160MW wind farm was installed near where I lived a few years ago on range land. Since the limiting factor to the number of cattle that...
  6. N

    Electricity from High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) for automotive transportation?

    Hydrogen. Hydrogen is the ultimate Swiss Army knife solution. We just need an abundance of clean energy to produce an abundance of H2. With Hydrogen we could even produce Diesel when there's an abundance of energy, store it and have a ready reserve when needed. The priority has to be...
  7. N

    Diesel shortage.

    Maybe the US but not the 'West'. Should we self-isolate and stop selling diesel and gas to the EU? We tried isolationism 90 years ago. Go read about how well that worked out. My point is that we need to stop buying oil from countries that invade neighbors and murder journalists in their...
  8. N

    Diesel shortage.

    Stop falling for Ruzzian propaganda. 'Negotiations over NRFA had directly confronted the issue of expansion. At preliminary bilateral talks in Helsinki in March 1997, Clinton refused to respond to Yeltsin’s call for binding restrictions on the establishment of NATO security infrastructure in...
  9. N

    Diesel shortage.

    .... how .... how is this not obvious to you? Have you not studied ANY history??? Why else would the US and UK instigate a coup against a democratic government? Why else would we have a nearly permanent presence in the Persian Gulf for the past ~40 years to ensure shipping thru the strait of...
  10. N

    Diesel shortage.

    More of what we're addicted to isn't the solution to our addiction. We're using ~20M bbl/day ~0.5M from KXL isn't going to help much and would have jeopardized the most important aquifer in the US. Reducing consumption by 0.5M bbl/day is a lot cheaper, easier and safer. Isn't this a 'boot...
  11. N

    Diesel shortage.

    Where did I suggest it drives ALL war? It drives war. What percentage of war is acceptable? And the Ukraine conflict is absolutely funded by oil. If not for oil revenue it's ~impossible for Ruzzia to have invaded and probably would have been impossible for Putin to have maintained an...
  12. N

    Diesel shortage.

    It's irrelevant that if we were't buying diesel from Ruzzia they would have ~no money to buy the missiles that they're using to kill Ukrainians? .... um.... ok... suuure :rolleyes: Whatever helps you sleep.... We're interested in 'saving' Ukraine to avoid history repeating...and we also need...
  13. N

    Diesel shortage.

    What is Putin selling to finance him and his thugs? Ride along with Tesla Mobile Service and fix some electric cars ;)
  14. N

    Diesel shortage.

    What is this magic upper limit to solar and wind you think exists? 100GW? 1TW? 10TW? Do you think land area is the limit? Materials? Last year the US produced 542TWh from wind and solar. You need ~12kWh of electricity do to the same amount of work as 1 gallon of diesel. So that's already...
Top