Battery recycling and reprocessing has started. How efficient it is I do not
"Leon" wrote in message
So when you mention battery technology being so far along, do you
consider the down side that it is a nasty business to be disposing of
the spent batteries? Typically the battery cars life cycle from
beginning to end today use more energy and pollute more during the
manufacturing, consumer operation, and disposal process than the Hummer.
The electrics look good if you only consider the consumer benefit. They
are not any better for the environment during manufacture and disposal.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Thursday that it has not been
able to locate 143 individuals working to restore the Fukushima
Daiichi nuclear power plant since May. The utility said it has no idea
if the 143 have been exposed to radiation and to what level.
According to a report from TEPCO given to the Ministry of Health,
Labor and Welfare, TEPCO hired many of the workers through
subcontractors from all over Japan for limited periods and kept no
records of their addresses. On any given day, TEPCO said it has had up
to 1,000 workers on rotating schedules at the stricken power plant.
Asahi Geino reported in May that subcontractors were hiring day
laborers to work at the plant. The daily remuneration was three times
that of regular day jobs if within the grounds of the reactor complex,
and 1.5 times higher if within the wider area now restricted due to
While safety measures are in place to keep workers daily exposure to
radiation within safe levels, claims for compensation due to sickness
from overexposure are unlikely to be paid out, the magazine reported.
Japan ignored own radiation forecasts from very beginning.......
Gov't to lift some evacuation advisories around nuclear plant.....
Q. What happens when you battery runs down?
A. You have to recharge it.
Q. Where does the electricity come from to recharge it?
A. Mostly from power plants using coal, oil, and gas.
For most practical purposes, electrical energy is fossil fuel energy,
just one step removed.
Isn't this an assumption? An ever increasing amount of baseline large
scale electricity generation comes from renewables or nuclear. So, maybe
it is "only" 20% now, that doesn't mean it can't be 50% or more relatively
LOL ... you liberal rascal you! :)
One unarguable fact you guys conveniently lose sight of with regard to
the the Tea Party:
The "Tea Party" are NOT the ones that got us into this mess.
That is not to say that, given the doubtful opportunity, they won't
Remember, and NEVER lose sight that, Dickens' "Little Dorritt", Chapter
10, is the ONLY unalterable rule of government!
Noted with delight!!
Just to remind you, I'm fiscally conservative. As just restated in the
NY Times, Texas didn't suffer as much as CA & FL from the housing
collapse (in part) because of its rather stringent mortgage regulations.
Other than that they (of course) had little good to say about Parry ...
Heh, you just go on thinking that. You might want to Google around on the
basic topic of "don't underestimate Rick Perry". One article in particular
offers a little food for thought and has gotten a lot of attention:
Perry didn't jump into this race to lose it. I'm not going to stand here and
predict that he'll win, but if you think it will be "easy for Obama" you're
fooling yourself. :-)
"Our beer goes through thousands of quality Czechs every day."
(From a Shiner Bock billboard I saw in Austin some years ago)
There are many who seriously think they could be president. Why not?
You've got to have ego. But, seriously, any good advisor who doesn't have
his head where the sun doesn't shine should (hehe) know that positions as
Perry has taken will not get you elected. Sure there is a hard-core tea
party bunch, but that is loud, not numerous.
As for Obama, if the GOP followers keep chasing their candidates rightward,
they won't have a chance.
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