Well this week we're seeing record fuel prices. Have we hit peak oil? Discuss
The electricity comes from somewhere. In the case of Australia, it comes rom burning coal. I've seen that there's some coal power plants in Australia that pump out more CO2 in a day than melbourne's cars do in an entire year.Malt said:What about the electric cars that use no fossil fuels at all.
Or, more commonly, you can refine Hydrogen from... oil!jacobsian said:Hydrogen has the same problem. You get the hydrogen by splitting water - with electricity. Where do you get the power from to do that? And if you find green power to do it with, what's the point wasting it on splitting water when you can just run cars directly on electricity?
Not yet. But we're (obviously) getting closer with each passing day. When Peak Oil REALLY hits, we'll be seeing far higher prices in excess of $2 a litre. but these are just the first strains. I too was surprised the other day when I saw 119c/litre in Sydney. I'm glad I'll never have to worry about driving.ABS said:Well this week we're seeing record fuel prices. Have we hit peak oil? Discuss