Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
Looks like a long freakin' way to Tahiti
I saw a documentary about the English
Coastline - it's a series - I think it's actually called Coast.
I view documentaries with some scepticism but apparently one of the northernmost islands claims to be energy self sufficient. They have wind
power and crack hydrogen and there are cars that are powered by the hydrogen.
The early answers will be to regulate cars in the big cities. Even as an American, I am astonished that we keep buying
bigger cars and driving them solo to work.
Being from LA, I can see there becoming some sort of regulation on cubic centimeter of displacement
per passenger rules or something for the LA basin. We shouldn't be driving beemer 7's and hummers. We should be driving Smart Cars or something like the new car that Tata is making.
The "big" cars could be licensed for weekends in the exclusion zones and you could log onto the internet
and pay a "daily" waiver fee if you have to drive the beast during the week.
Actually, that sounds kinda Singaporean - LOL. Maybe I've been here too long.
And to keep it on a boating
thread - The price
of fuel is inelastic for cars. We'll pay anything to keep our cars rolling. The price
of fuel for power boats is another matter. Especially considering the abysmal efficiency of pushing the average power boat hull
through the water
Quotes of 400-500 for a day of gas out on the water is pretty dumb...
I think I'll go sailing...