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Best thing would be a combination of battery packs and overhead electric in a trolley bus.
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HTRN wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:33 pm Best thing would be a combination of battery packs and overhead electric in a trolley bus.
That's basically the system the local RTA has had in effect for years in it's urban service areas. They originally had hybrid buses with diesel engines to jump between areas with no overhead lines. In the last few years they were switching to the battery/overhead system. I retired from my last job and no longer go downtown, so I don't know how well they are working out.
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Compressed natural gas powered buses would work well.

Methane burns extremely clean, and centralized refueling stations are a natural for city buses.


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Moot points all of them. You're up against a belief system.

EV good. EV save the world. At any cost to environment must stop any and all use of fossil fuels.
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blackeagle603 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:53 pm Moot points all of them. You're up against a belief system.

EV good. EV save the world. At any cost to environment must stop any and all use of fossil fuels.
Except nuclear, it is bad bad bad, for some reason or another...
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Vonz90 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:58 pm
blackeagle603 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:53 pm Moot points all of them. You're up against a belief system.

EV good. EV save the world. At any cost to environment must stop any and all use of fossil fuels.
Except nuclear, it is bad bad bad, for some reason or another...
yup
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regardless, the US (and western Europe) could completely zero out carbon emissions and with China's CO2 and India's rapidly growing output it would make not a bit of signficance.

CO2 is the stuff of life. It's silliness that we are focused on this red herring while actual first order effects/problems go unnoticed. e.g. topsoil is being nuked with chemicals and washed away from industrial monocropping and we're demonizing meat when it's eating meat from regenerative grazing and returnin got low/no till "prairies" is more likely to be of long term value.
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blackeagle603 wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:04 pm China's CO2
China alone is responsible for 30% of the world's CO2 output. They're the largest producer by a wide margin. The US is number#2, at less than half what China puts out, and is rapidly dropping down the chart. India is #3 at half of the US, but is rapidly climbing.

If you go by per Capita, the US is #9, and Qutar is #1.

https://www.worldometers.info/co2-emiss ... y-country/
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