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Old 07-01-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Here's a link from New Scientist Magazine that proves using existing fossil fuels is better for the environment than using biofuels.

How much money are greenies making at the expense of the environment with all the lies?

Forget biofuels – burn oil and plant forests instead - environment - 16 August 2007 - New Scientist
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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Doesn't take into account that biofuels can be distilled from waste biomass from other agricultural processes. Biofuels can basically be manufactured from any vegetable substance that is normally discarded or composted.
As far as the tractor and land use, we're doing that anyway in daily food production. Even those agricultural processes could use a rethink.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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You can't save the planet unless you're willing to make other people sacrifice!
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:29 AM
 
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Here's a link from New Scientist Magazine that proves using existing fossil fuels is better for the environment than using biofuels.

How much money are greenies making at the expense of the environment with all the lies?

Forget biofuels – burn oil and plant forests instead - environment - 16 August 2007 - New Scientist
Interesting.

BTW, on the subject of fuel -
New studies show the US has overtaken Russia to become #1 in Natural Gas Reserves.
T. Boone Pickens is working hard to see the govt passes legislation such as H.R. 1835-- The NAT GAS Act so that the US can reduce its dependence on foreign oil.

Wait a minute, I thought Pickens was a global warming supporter.
Oh he is - but natural gas doesn't pollute as much as coal, etc.
Hmmm, guess one can have their cake and eat it too

Do support the drilling and without a doubt support getting away from US reliance on imported oil.

Not sure how the Pickens supported NG bills would jive with the Cap & Trade bill. But if they in ANY way help to defeat the Cap & Trade bill, then I am all for them (I think ).

Also figure environmentalists will fight the drilling tooth and nail.

H.R. 1835 includes ........
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Requires 50% of all new vehicles purchased or placed in service by the U.S. government by December 31, 2014, to be capable of operating on compressed or liquefied natural gas.
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Potential Gas Committee reports unprecedented increase in magnitude of U.S. natural gas resource base June 2009

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The committee, .... estimated the country's total natural gas resources at 2,074 trillion cubic feet Report: US natural gas reserves surge 35 percent - wtop.com (http://www.wtop.com/?nid=111&sid=1699434 - broken link) and other web sites
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America's abundant natural gas reserves can end our dependence on foreign oil, said T. Boone Pickens, a billionaire entrepreneur and chairman of BP Capital Management hedge fund.

In response to a recently released study by the Potential Gas Committee increasing its estimate of domestic gas reserves by 35 percent, Pickens urged the nation to enact energy reform to reduce foreign oil imports. Moneynews - Pickens: U.S. Natural Gas Can Replace Oil (http://moneynews.newsmax.com/markets/pickens_natural_gas/2009/06/26/229267.html - broken link)
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Alaska ....Point Thomson contains tremendous oil and gas reserves at estimates of hundreds of millions of barrels of oil and more than 8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas – considered the largest untapped onshore reserves of oil and gas in North America. Governor Palin Inaugurates largest Onshore Oil & Gas Reserves In N America
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Legislation like H.R. 1835-- The NAT GAS Act-- provides the incentives and long-term stability to make the move from imported oil, diesel and gasoline to domestic natural gas, T. Boone Pickens Statement on Surge in Estimated Natural Gas Reserves - Press Releases - CNBC.com (http://www.cnbc.com/id/31429736/ - broken link)
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:48 AM
 
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The main benefit to renewable energy is in its production source: sun and gravitational pull yield solar, wind and wave energy; even debris from landscaping like grass clippings or branches can produce energy from biomass processes that mimic natural decomposition.
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