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Well how about jumping off your roof and flapping your arms ? Can you fly ? :shadedshu

See not every thing is possible !

But what is with all the " Lets go GREEN " ? I see no point in it . After all the truly best way to go " Green " would to replace all existing power plants with nuclear power !
I wish I could, free transportation.

People going a little far with the green stuff, it's okay to get a computer that won't use much power. It's okay to get a car with better gas mileage, but building something that will cost in excess of a thousand dollars, and it just gets a little outrageous. The amount of money you'll be saving by choosing to go solar or wind, will be negligible compared to what you'll put out to start.
 

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After all the truly best way to go " Green " would to replace all existing power plants with nuclear power !
Indeed. As long as there is no accidents, it is the greenest and cheapest way of producing electricity. All accidents in the past twenty years have been minor and contained.
 

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I wish I could, free transportation.

People going a little far with the green stuff, it's okay to get a computer that won't use much power. It's okay to get a car with better gas mileage, but building something that will cost in excess of a thousand dollars, and it just gets a little outrageous. The amount of money you'll be saving by choosing to go solar or wind, will be negligible compared to what you'll put out to start.
I agree !
Until we can come up with a power source that is supper "green" like perpetual motion power plants this "GREEN " stuff is just BS !
 

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The law of conservation of energy implies that perpetual motion does not exist.

Fusion (energy of the stars) is the way forward but it is a tough nut to crack. :(
 

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The law of conservation of energy implies that perpetual motion does not exist.

Fusion (energy of the stars) is the way forward but it is a tough nut to crack. :(
Some would say impossible .
Going GREEN is just BS . burn the oil NOW and all the coal we can !
 
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Some would say impossible .
Going GREEN is just BS . burn the oil NOW and all the coal we can !
Let me guess one more - you are on dope and eating beans :roll:

come on man every little baby step is towards better tomorrow for our kids. I agree to a certain extent, why build 14 bedroom home when only one damn being lives in it? Why bother building Gas guzzling Hummers and big SUVs? why can't we shrink and fit in a Honda Fit?

Why can't we all be given Work from home? that will save lots of gas and electricity and save money on food too (I can make my own sandwich:rolleyes:).
 
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Some would say impossible .
Going GREEN is just BS . burn the oil NOW and all the coal we can !
Going green is fine, but overdoing as some do is a bit out there.
 

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NO I WANT TO BURN THAT COAL AND ALL THE OIL I CAN NOW !!!
Going "green" what the hell is that any way ? plant a tree and stop drinking that bottled water ! After all that bottle is the very thing that will last for EVER !
 

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I agree to a certain extent, why build 14 bedroom home when only one damn being lives in it?
"Future proofing." Can't forget added house value too and as they say, a house is the best investment one can make.


Why bother building Gas guzzling Hummers and big SUVs?
Because sometimes (more like all the time) a Fit isn't big enough. I'd love to see a Fit pull a 40' yacht. It would struggle with a 23' speed boat.

Everything is bigger in the USA. XD


Why can't we all be given Work from home?
Because it costs extra, often hurts productivity, is more difficult to calculate/justify wages, and a lot of jobs can't be outsourced to homes.


that will save lots of gas and electricity and save money on food too (I can make my own sandwich:rolleyes:).
If you make a hamburger yourself, for instance, it can take 30-60 minutes depending on the state of the meat (thawed, unthawed) and how you are planning to prepare it (preheat grill). You can go to a fast food joint and be eating it in under a minute. Convenience costs quite a bit and it isn't exactly healthy but, more often than not, one won't sacrifice convince for either of these downsides.
 
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"Future proofing." Can't forget added house value too and as they say, a house is the best investment one can make.



Because sometimes (more like all the time) a Fit isn't big enough. I'd love to see a Fit pull a 40' yacht. It would struggle with a 23' speed boat.

Everything is bigger in the USA. XD



Because it costs extra, often hurts productivity, is more difficult to calculate/justify wages, and a lot of jobs can't be outsourced to homes.



If you make a hamburgur yourself, for instance, it can take 30-60 minutes depending on the state of the meat (thawed, unthawed) and how you are planning to prepare it (preheat grill). You can go to a fast food joint and be eating it in under a minute. Convience costs quite a bit and it isn't exactly healthy but, more often than not, one won't sacrifice convince for either of thoses downsides.
That is why then we can't talk about 'Green' if we can't implement. Nobody returns from lunch say within an hour because thats considered a priviledge/freedom, cut it down and see how many stick to that company.

You can't say that productivity goes down just because you are allowed to work from home, deadline is a deadline have to meet whatever it takes, I have worked continuously for 6 months almost daily till 2 am from home and have to report back to work @ 9 am, still we were productive and we met our daily critical deadlines and kept our system alive with minimal downtime.
 
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solar is far to expensive to be practical right now.

wind however is much easier than you think.
I mean think about it what do you know of that when spun generated electricity? An Alternator you say? lol

there are several diy designs for home wind power some as cheap as 200$. as long as you've got the wind in the area it works decently. simply attach a prop to a pully with a belt that also attaches to a car alternator run it to a battery and you've got free stored power. then it's up to you on the usage. you'll need power inverters to power normal appliances.
 

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All you need is a few of these guys :)



I cant wait for solar/wind and all that mess to be cheaper. I would love to be able to power just maybe my homes lighting or small appliances. The money I could save would be really nice in the winter.
 

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Have you thought about building a hydrogen fusion reactor ? :confused: :laugh:
 

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You got me thinking about green energy now. I found this 4kw vertical wind generator for 20,000 installed and you get 30% of it back in tax breaks. :)

The funny part is this place is about 45 minutes away.

source
 

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What i always wanted was a solar powered AC.

They made the most sense.. usually its the hottest when the sun is blazing outside.

Yet i calculated the wattage requirements and the cost yield on the pannels. Unless i make the panels up, i save money just using the AC the normal way.