Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register


Go Back TravellerRPG.com > Citizens of the Imperium > General Traveller Discussions > Imperial Research Station

Imperial Research Station A forum for discussing technology and related topics for use in the Traveller Universe

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old May 12th, 2020, 10:09 AM
whartung whartung is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,445
Gallery : 0
whartung Citizen+whartung Citizen+whartung Citizen+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike wightman View Post
What is the carbon footprint of the manufacture of said solar/wind/hydro generation that stores the energy is the battery. What is the carbon footprint of manufacturing the batteries.
This is what the green lobby lie about all of the time - there is no such thing as a free lunch.
No there isn't but this didn't answer the question.

And, I haven't the slightest idea, which is why I ask.

Since EVERYTHING, currently, is based on the carbon economy, then everything has a carbon footprint of some kind.

But, that carbon economy can be invested in to resources that allow production WITHOUT, or with notably less, of a carbon footprint.

The question is whether that initial investment will net out to an overall carbon reduction in time.

If it takes 100 Carbon Units to produce 20 Solar units, but then those 20 Solar Units can create another 200 Solar Units over time, is that a reduction of 1000 Carbon Units? And what of the output from those derivate 200 Solar Units?

Obviously, not everything is carbon footprint. Raw energy is not the sole resource necessary. But is the trade of carbon footprint today for, say, an expanded, longer term toxic waste footprint a good trade?
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old May 27th, 2020, 12:43 PM
Deldarius Deldarius is offline
Citizen: SOC-5
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Albany
Posts: 12
Gallery : 0
Deldarius Citizen
Default New news in hydrogen refining

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020...ct-efficiency/


Remember folks, always wear your SPF 1 million ointment when servicing your fuel refining systems.
__________________
Deldarius
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Field scientists and engineers Blue Ghost Traveller 5 20 June 9th, 2018 01:05 PM
Hydrogen fuel questions CosmicGamer The Fleet 8 June 21st, 2011 08:50 AM
Mad Scientists of the Galaxy, Unite! Sifu Blackirish Imperial Research Station 0 October 5th, 2008 06:32 PM
Solid or Metastable Metallic Hydrogen as fuel Brian Blank Imperial Research Station 23 April 18th, 2008 06:11 PM
Nazi scientists TheRaptor In My Traveller Universe 4 April 3rd, 2002 05:07 PM

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010- Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.