Most Green things are just revenue makers for someone often in government or lobbying government.
Ethanol was never an answer and will only do more damage to our power tools and our collector cars.
Not sure where you live, but in Phoenix the tank farm is on 51st Ave and the final blending is down by the individual wholesaler.
The club and cost busters get the first load of each fuel because it is too contaminated for the tier 1. Not all fuel loads from CA have a pig separating them, thus the references.
Texas pipeline comes up through Tucson. Giant has a location near 4 corners. All our fuel is blended, except race and off-highway fuel.
The ethanol is blended in after the tank farm, and yeah, depending on the time of year it has a crap ton of water in it.
We use ALS in Phoenix for our testing.
“A bit oversimplified”? I assume you’re using the same logic and are hooked up to pure oxygen 24/7 for the health benefits… 100/200/1,000 etc. years ago, the much larger global coverage of forestation had enough CO2 to get by. Creating more CO2 by clearing wilderness isn’t helpful in any respect - it just means less plants to store it and produce oxygen.
Worse, CO2 raises the acidity levels of oceans, inhibiting the growth of coral. Coral doesn’t store a lot of CO2, but it produces a hell of a lot of oxygen.
A Tesla with 500,000 miles and u know it has the original battery?
An acquaintance left Vancouver at 10 am in his Tesla last summer to drive to Kelowna a distance of about 280 miles. Being it was hot, in the low 90s he stopped in Hope to charge the Tesla so he could be sure he would make it to Kelowna. Being it was a long weekend the Charging Station in Hope had a lineup, 4 to 5 hour wait. He finally arrived at Kelowna after 7 pm.
Driving my Mustang GT I would have been there in a little over 3.5 hrs.
I am sure you enjoy driving your Tesla . . . but that does not change the Fact that it had a Massive Carbon Footprint sitting in the showroom.
Or the Fact that the Battery warranty is pro-rated after 50,000 miles, or the Fact that a replacement costs $17 USD. And the enormous problem that there is no ability to recycle spent batteries at this time.
I haven't even mentioned the fires.
I have no intention to ever purchase an EV . . . the price is staggering, although if I sold my old 68 KR I could likely buy a few.
I could buy a sedan like a Mazda 6 and drive it for free for a decade or two on the money I would save. IC engines are very clean today and are not the problem they were in the 60s.
A friend built a race car using the big Tesla motor, put it in a custom tube chassis with a cobra body. Does quite well at the track in GT1 with a custom made battery. Cooling the motor & the battery is a big issue.
But the "Green" race car is accompanied by a big Diesel Generator on a trailer to keep the battery charged. Likely the biggest polluter in the paddock . . . lol
The guy is an Engineer having a great time. He's an excellent driver and runs near the front. But the car has limited abilities because of the length of races and it can only run at about 70% max or it would not make it to the finish. But it's a fun exercise, future potential?
My retired neighbor bough a Bolt . . . was quit upset when his Electric Bill went up over $90 a month. I don't spend that much running my F350 diesel in a month, unless I am going on vacation. Our power is cheap, many places that would be double.
But like they say in the car business, there's an a$$ for every seat !
Interesting and debatable. All I know is currently, gasoline (oil) is not easily replaceable, and for reasons beyond my intelligence, The Fed has decided that we should reduce producing our own oil and buy it from other nations. Other nations that mostly hate us. I think the best thing we can do for the collective US, is for each of us to reduce our personal consumption until we can find another feasible additive or alternative. I'm sure the corn farmers won't appreciate this article.
The most intriguing question here is, why does the high school kid in the video have gray hair?
P.S.: To the author of the video, Stop throwing corn! It's annoying and stupid.
Up until Jan 20 2021, the USA was Oil & Gas self-sufficient and one of the globe's largest Exporter. Joe changed all that on Day 1 !
Are you aware that Oil is Abiotic? Created in the core of the earth & likely will be with us forever . . . .
The earth has only been really industrialized for less than 200 years. Yes, climate changes throughout history but you have to agree that we humans with our millions of cars and many other carbon emitting inventions, I have 2 gas guzzlers myself, are accelerating the process and I worry about my 8 years old future and his kids(hopefully). I hope we humans can figure a way to reverse our impact. But I do love my E85 powered twin turbo hot rod that would qualify for special low emissions parking even though I know that thing emits more CO2 than an old Hummer.
CO2 does not control the Weather or Klimate or Hurricaines or Forest Fires . . . it is benign rare gas that enables plants to process sunlight & grow while they emit Oxygen, which is really important to all living creatures.
Most CO2 is created by Nature about 96%. Ocean Evaporation, microbs, decay, wildlife & so on . . . man's contribution is quite tiny by comparison. The hype & wild predictions of the last 30 years have been based on Computer Models & Rhetoric.
AGW = still an Unproven Hypothesis . . . and according to Solar Scientists like Dr. Soon the globe has been slightly cooling now for 2 decades because of Solar Flare inactivity which could last for 30 or 40 years.
We are much cleaner today than a mere 50 years ago in 1970 . . . auto emissions are a tiny fraction of what they were then.
And the really good news . . . Oil is Abiotic, created in the core of the earth and will likely be with us forever, the second most common fluid on the planet. Also found elsewhere in the solar system, so there goes the Fossil argument.
I have always found it amuzing that 3 or 4 hundred million people in North America are going to sacrifice to the Max . . . while 4 or 5 BILLION in China, India, the African Continent & Russia do absolutely nothing but grow their emissions every year.
The Global Warming scare was financed by the same folks who financed the "Peace Movement" back in the day . . . remember Gorbechev being involved in the first Klimate Summit at Rio along with Strong, Soros & Gore over 30 years ago?
The Oceans didn't rise, last Summer Antartica recorded some of their Coldest Temperatures in History & 1 year ago Enviro-Canada reported that Arctic Ice was 27% Above Normal.
Yet the Media Hype continues . . . only about 30% of the population believe anything the Legacy Media says today.
The first responder was very close to the primary problem in my opinion. I won’t go into the issues of corn vs switchgrass, ethanol/parts compatability, lower fuel mileage, obscene govt. subsidies, etc. The real crisis from ethanol relates to population. Most corn is grown in central US partly because it overlies the Ogallaha Aquifer. This aquifer is one of the largest fresh water aquifers in the world and it is being depleted faster than the ethanol can change the climate. Worse is the fact that as the world population nears 10B people we will start straining our natural resourses primary among them; fresh water. Remember, right now we are significantly depleting our fresh water supply to make fuel!! This is insanity! And nobody even seems to consider the long term consequences of these actions. Ultimately, the climate will be cured because we won’t be around. We can’t drink fuel!