Read the whole thing.Read More The case for electric cars
The use of ethanol as motor fuel is controversial for various reasons – efficiency, land use and cost being first among them. But has a more direct problem been overlooked? The Des Moines Register reports. Neddermeyer was fired after an April 21 incident at the Denison plant. According to Neddermeyer, he showed up for work…Read More An unforeseen setback for bioethanol fuel
Hugely detailed NYT report on the subversion of the Iraqi oil industry and the insurgent management of its production. Apparently, the supply of crude oil from the northern fields is permitted to reach precisely the capacity of the Baiji refinery, as any more would be exported. Exports are valuable to the government, and stolen crude…Read More The black economy, yet again
Nuclear power fans’ favourite argument these days is that “the wind doesn’t blow all the time” and that therefore you need nukes for baseload capacity. It has a degree of truth, although the usual bollocks level has to be taken into account. But just how big is the difference? According to the manager of Hinckley…Read More So how much more reliable is nuclear electricity?