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Wild video, always heard you can set the thing on fire, but this is one heck of a flame! You might have to get a permit from the fire department before you let one go!

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Meh, so does the average congressman.
The cow is still more useful.

Would you have to hold the match to his mouth?

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That sort of thing could be the next major weapon system. Even if it fails to ignite, it would still leave a mark on the enemy.

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Two in the row, only my ex-roommate could do that.

I heard of wind energy, but this is a little different.

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So many renewable energy types.....
Most are not that good to be honest, on a day with no wind, wind turbines are pointless, in the dark solar power is useless. Looks like it's back to burning coal again, <sigh>.

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That is true. Good old tides! But did you know that the moon is actually moving away from us? Albeit by 1-4cm a year, it's a big move over time!

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I would hate sunshine all night. That's why we have Alaska in the summer. Am I the only person who thinks that fire fart was fake? It was friggin' huge.

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One thing that is not an energy source is hydrogen.

It is a means for storing energy obtained elsewhere. But there is a 40 percent energy loss penalty in the amount of energy it can store.

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I'm not certain but I know that a new kind of solar panel was invented recently which makes solar energy as cheap as coal to buy. Good quality panels have been really expensive up to now.

It's not the cost you want though, Dave. I can buy loads of one kind of fuel which isn't good for producing energy. What you're looking for is the highest calorific value with lowest price. What you'll want to consider to know this fuel is probably related to its TOE (Tonnes of Oil Equivalent)... kind of. A tonne of oil will give X Joules. So what you're looking for is the cheapest, with smallest volume, Y to give X watts too... As with most things engineering there are trade offs all over.

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Solar power is probably the easiest way to get energy from the environment, but it takes about 20 odd years to get your money back from the initial investment into solar panels.
Why can't we have huge solar panel fields in deserts? Where there is the most sun, yes it would take a while to build, and it would cost a lot of money, but the amount of energy that usually would be used on sand could be blasted onto a solar panel providing energy for all.

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Today, what is the cheapest and most available/affordable form of energy?

... and the obvious answer is heat from burning coal and burning garbage (sorted).

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Nuclear Power is the most expensive, BUT is the cleanest finite source if you don't count the nuclear waste at the end of the process.

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Why can't we have huge solar panel fields in deserts? Where there is the most sun, yes it would take a while to build, and it would cost a lot of money, but the amount of energy that usually would be used on sand could be blasted onto a solar panel providing energy for all.

They are mostly federally-protected habitats.

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Someone has come up with a way to use coal without the carbon dioxide. They bubble the exhaust into sunlit tanks of algae.

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Someone has come up with a way to use coal without the carbon dioxide. They bubble the exhaust into sunlit tanks of algae.

That would produce one heck of a lot of algae. Someone has to come up with an algae powerd car to solve that surplus problem.

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I would hate sunshine all night. That's why we have Alaska in the summer. Am I the only person who thinks that fire fart was fake? It was friggin' huge.

Eat a pound of refried beans and you can do it!

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That would produce one heck of a lot of algae. Someone has to come up with an algae powerd car to solve that surplus problem.

Please be quiet and finish your algae-burger.

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That would produce one heck of a lot of algae. Someone has to come up with an algae powerd car to solve that surplus problem.

There are some types of algae that have a high oil content. That could work for biodiesel. I know some folks that work on this project.

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Let's harvest all the hot air generated by the treehuggers and use that (after filtration of course) for heating.
Gets rid of 2 problems at once: no more gas needed for heating and the greens are muzzled so we don't have to listen to them anymore.

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Let's harvest all the hot air generated by the treehuggers and use that (after filtration of course) for heating.
Gets rid of 2 problems at once: no more gas needed for heating and the greens are muzzled so we don't have to listen to them anymore.

I assume that this cheap remark is supposed to be funny?

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He tried his best :P
But seriously Everyone could do more to help 'Save' the planet. Recycle more, compost every little strand of waste cooking that isn't meat, etc. But it is all voluntary at the moment, we are not forced to recycle and reuse everything, why can't we be like the Germans for once, they have brilliant recycling and reusing of items facilities at the end of streets, and they had that years ago, so why can't we have the same? It's like the USA and the UK governments don't want us to 'save' the planet! They just want us to spend more on fuel (especially in UK) so the PM gets more taxes from us poor citizens, to spend on his luxury Jet Plane to get from place to place.

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Let's harvest all the hot air generated by the treehuggers and use that (after filtration of course) for heating.
Gets rid of 2 problems at once: no more gas needed for heating and the greens are muzzled so we don't have to listen to them anymore.

I thought they already did this in the Netherlands? Are they using unfiltrated tuliphuggers?

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