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Originally Posted by aramis View Post
By TNE, yes, they did. There are a large number of alternate technologies in Fire, Fusion & Steel.
That does not exactly help Twilight 2002 version 2 though. I did not get into wind power at all, but that is also something that was making a comeback in the 1980s and 1990s, along with small-scale hydropower. The Back to Basics book has a lot of data on alternate technologies, including a methane digester.

The tug engine in Pirates on the Vistula does not make a lot of sense. Assuming that you actually could get 800 horsepower out of two converted Diesel engines, which I seriously doubt, the fuel required per hour would be somewhere between 1200 and 1600 pounds of coal or 2400 to 3200 pounds of wood. The tug and barge combination does not make a lot of sense either, as a push tug for a barge would have a flat front, as the ones on the US rivers do, for connecting to the barge. Another question would be as to whether or not there are any locks on the Vistula that would have to be negotiated.
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