- Feb 17, 2009
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It's just less disruptive to the whole system. People and companies don't have to buy a new car, lawn mower, heavy machinery, etc.why biofuels instead of solar. I find it impossible to believe that growing algae, converting that into oil, refining that into gas, shipping that gas across the country, then burning it in cars that get 30ish MPG is going to be more efficient than turning sunlight directly into energy and using that as fuel with 103 eMPG.
Global energy demand would be offset by solar production if even less than 1% of cropland were converted to an agrivoltaic system
Read that again - 1% of farmland is all that is needed for solar to generate all of the worlds energy needs while done in a way it can still be used for farming. But no, let's subsidize massive amounts of corn corn and convert into ethanol, which makes cars less efficient, instead of building out solar. Just so the oil industry remains viable.
China is positioning themselves to dominate the EV car industry because other than Tesla, the US car industry is doing nothing but token effort. While China is pouring tons of resources into it.
China Is Leading The World To An Electric Future: Four Takeaways From My Recent Visit | CleanTechnicaYou don’t have to look far to see that China is leading the world’s electric car revolution. I had the unique opportunity to witness this first-hand while visiting China this past June to attend the first annual Energy Internet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit (EIIES) in Chengdu, Chinacleantechnica.com
Public charging piles totaled more than 410,000 by the end of June, while the number of private charging piles surpassed 590,000www.asiatimes.com
Maybe when electric cars get up to a 500+ miles capacity and they figure out how to store solar and wind energy for night and during the winter/cloudy days then it will be the pure end solution. I just think biofuels can bridge the gap and make it quicker to get rid of fossil fuels. If we have enough biogas to replace natural gas then the natural gas electric plants can run off it to supliment solar and wind when needed.
Even if you have geothermal and solar on your house, most people who have it suggest to have natural gas or propane as the backup for the extremely cold days. Electricity as the backup is real expensive.
If you read the comments of alot of green energy stuff. The biggest complaint is people don't want to change their stuff and put in the big investment. Biofuels provide green energy but people don't have to make changes or invest large amounts to use them.