[TAG] Hydrogen fuel (non-Linux)
ben at callahans.org
Sat May 22 10:57:32 MSD 2004
On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 11:49:06AM -0700, Mike Orr wrote:
> On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 11:24:29PM -0600, Jason Creighton wrote:
> > On Thu, 20 May 2004 02:29:00 -0700,
> > Mike Orr <mso at oz.net> wrote:
> > > Also, 97% of electricity leaks away in the transmission lines. If a
> > > smaller refinery is placed closer to the consumer, that cuts down
> > > emissions further. Hydrogen converters can probably be placed closer
> > > to the consumer less obtrusively than conventional power plants can.
> > Whoa! 97%? That seems highly doubtful to me.
> I read it somewhere but I don't remember where. But a large amount of
> electricity does leak off the transmission lines. People have ignored
> it coz there doesn't seem to be any way around it.
Quick look around on the Web says ~10%. E.g., Vietnam's power gen people
are working (described in the typical slogan-laden communist manner) to
reduce their losses from 13.4% to 10% - of which they say only 8.2%
comes from "technical difficulties".
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