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Re: $1.50 a gallon gasoline
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2011, 07:51:51 PM »

Sorry. I stared that post on my morning break and finished it on my lunch. When I started, I disagreed, but by the time I got around to finishing it, I had thought about the sheer mass of govt interference and come to agree.
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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2011, 06:44:38 PM »

Yeah, maybe I should have been more clear about that...

I'm not saying that it takes 10 years to physically build a plant.
The physical build of a plant can be done in anywhere between 6 months and about 2.5 years, depending on how complicated the plant is.

It's the permits, the plans, the terrain research, the social impact studies, the traffic studies, the environmental studies and so on that causes what should be a year to become a decade.
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Re: $1.50 a gallon gasoline
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011, 10:00:44 PM »

The only way I can see that this would lead to $1.50 per gallon fuel is if it weren't taxed. This also assumes that one gallon of each is comparable, which probably isn't the case.

Anyway, like everyone else they're making their hydrogen from natural gas (methane). While it isn't currently in as short supply worldwide as oil, what do you think will happen if any significant number of people switch their cars to it?

So, the final solution is probably going to be urine-powered cars...
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2011, 12:27:24 PM »

You're all assuming that the government will be around and in a position to be a roadblock for technological competition. This is becoming an ever increasingly unlikely scenario considering the economic situation.   
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2011, 03:54:04 PM »

You're all assuming that the government will be around and in a position to be a roadblock for technological competition. This is becoming an ever increasingly unlikely scenario considering the economic situation.   

What?
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Re: $1.50 a gallon gasoline
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2011, 06:20:46 PM »

You're all assuming that the government will be around and in a position to be a roadblock for technological competition. This is becoming an ever increasingly unlikely scenario considering the economic situation.   

What?

I guess that did sounded like I was being super optimistic about when the state was going to kick the bucket. I was referring to how the economic situation will soon hit the state as hard as it'll hit the peons and that when this happens, the state will be too worried about a revolution to worry about taxing new energy sources.
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