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  •  It would be nice if it were that easy. (0+ / 0-)

    Something tell me it is not that easy, not these days.

    Change is inevitable, embrace it.

    by The House on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 08:34:30 AM PST

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    •  never (3+ / 0-)
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      never that easy especially since ethanol is not the answer. It just isn't a viable option. It still takes more energy to create and harvest than it produces.  Even when we streamline the situation, it still will not be a good, clean energy source.

      Its a waste of time. Time we could be spending working on harvesting the suns energy.  We have all the energy we ever need all around us, but I guys not enough scumball rich people can make enough of it, so it gets shelved.

      Generals gathered in their masses Just like witches at black masses.. Evil minds that plot destruction Sorcerers of deaths construction..........

      by pissedpatriot on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 08:59:44 AM PST

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      •  No (0+ / 0-)

        It's net energy positive, between 1.2/1 to 6/1 ratio, depending on source. Now Corn is just stupid, running in the 1.x ratio area, but sugar cane and beets run closer to the 6:1 ratio.

        Not saying its the best solution, just saying that it doesn't take more energy to harvest and create than it puts out.

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