Renewable Energy

Discussion in 'General Science' started by Palani Mehta, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Palani Mehta

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    Hi guys,

    still People are using renewable energy?

    Regards
    Palani Mehta
     
  2. MrChips

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    All the time. My web servers are powered by renewable energy.
     
  3. t06afre

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    More than ever actually.
     
  4. WBahn

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    It's still only a very small fraction of total energy production, but it is growing and will probably continue to grow with ebbs and flows driven mostly by government policy and to a lesser degree true advances in technical and economic viability.
     
  5. Wendy

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    Fact is, it is all economics. If cow farts became economical to harvest you can be it would be done. I keep hoping for cheaper photovoltaics myself.
     
  6. WBahn

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    While I agree that if cow farts became economical to harvest, it would be done, it is also that case that, regardless of whether it is economical or not, it would also be done if the government mandates it.
     
  7. PaulL

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    We stopped using renewable energy a century ago when we stopped burning wood to heat our houses and burning cottonseed oil to light our lamps.

    Trees and cotton plants are very good solar collectors!
     
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  8. inwo

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    It seems cow farts are being collected. Unintentionally. My sister read a news clip about a barn exploding.:eek:

    I forgot to look when I got back home. This post reminded me.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/28/farting-cows-barn-explode_n_4680348.html
     
  9. R!f@@

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    Is it tht time of the year again ?
     
  10. tcmtech

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    Yep. I am predicting a massive global warming trend to affect the northern hemisphere any month now that could very well push average temps up well over 80 - 100 F over present average temps in many populated areas before it levels off. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Kermit2

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    Would that, by any chance, be accompanied by a corresponding global cooling trend occurring in the southern hemisphere?
     
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  12. WBahn

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    Thus proving global warming beyond any question of a doubt!

    Yes, but that's just anecdotal and proves nothing.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  13. PaulL

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    I wish the global warming would get here quicker if it's really coming. I've got two feet of ice on my roof. And the cow farts from the dairy barn a half mile down the road aren't enough to melt it.
     
  14. WBahn

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    You need to put the cows on the roof. :D
     
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