[TAG] Hydrogen fuel (non-Linux)
mso at oz.net
Thu May 20 12:01:21 MSD 2004
On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 10:27:14PM -0600, Jason Creighton wrote:
> On Wed, 19 May 2004 00:59:48 -0700,
> Mike Orr <mso at oz.net> wrote:
> > Iceland's top hydrogen researcher, Bragi Amason, shows off a
> > solar-powered hydrogen fan he invented as a demonstration.
> > 1) A light bulb (representing the sun) shines on a small solar panel.
> > 2) The energy electrolyzes water, separating the hydrogen and oxygen.
> "energy" here being what? Electricity? If not, what else can
> "electrolyzes" water? And if so, why not just power the fan directly?
Of course, but the purpose is to demonstrate hydrogen power, not to
make the fan work.
> > Bush has set up a research center, although some environmentalists are
> > skeptical of its commitment given his refusal to increase the
> > efficiency of SUVs.
> Note that Bush couldn't increase the efficency of SUVs if he wanted to.
> He could ask someone in Congress to submit a bill to increase the
> requiered efficiency of SUVs, but *he* couldn't do anything, short of
> something sneaky and underhanded like an executive order.
True, but his attitude influences Congress even if he doesn't have direct
power over them. It discourages them from submitting the bill in the
first place, knowing he won't sign it. It takes a lot of work to gather
enough votes to override a veto.
-Mike Orr (aka. Sluggo), mso at oz.net (iron at sense-sea-MegaSub-1-465.oz.net)
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