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Re: E-M:/ re: snake oil?



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Enviro-Mich message from "William Tobler" <WilliamTobler@CrittersWoods.org>
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Lowell,
I'd like to see this DOE report, because I don't believe it.
Even if there was enough land, I don't believe we have enough money to build
the photovoltaic system.
Even if we have enough land, where is all the water going to come from?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Lowell Prag" <lprag@mail.msen.com>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 9:17 AM
Subject: E-M:/ re: snake oil?


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> Enviro-Mich message from Lowell Prag <lprag@mail.msen.com>
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> This technology for producing crude oil from animal waste:
>
> http://www.discover.com/may_03/featoil.html
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> has been around for awhile and certainly does not provide an incentive
> for Michigan's automotive industry to move to a pure hydrogen fuel for
> use in fuel cells, to lower greenhouse gases, as the only by product of
> the process is pure water.
>
> Many years ago, DOE demonstrated that there is enough sunlight on state
> and federal land in our sunny southern states, to cleanly produce via
> photovoltaics and solar concentrators, all the hydrogen we need.
>
> The main obstacle at the moment, to developing this resource, is the lack
> of an infrastructure to deliver the hydrogen around the country and given
> the fact that such an infrastructure is a threat to the oil industry and
> the fact that they in the main, control our government, it will be awhile
> until such an infrastructure is built.
>
> Lowell Prag
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