Saturday, July 28, 2007

Greenwashing, Part II

So, Toyota wants to sell grid-powered Priuses, or is that Prii?


Can't compete with downright stupid people about this, can I?

How can I convince people that driving a car that is powered by a coal-burning electrical plant is an unwise decision? It's all pretty simple, really. The energy conversion equations are time tested on this stuff, and you're never going to be able to crank as much power out of the grid as you would if you used the primary source, as required, but it's all just too complex for the average dolt to understand, since it requires quite a bit of math and applied physics to understand this stuff.

Put it this way; if you can make cheap electricity by running a bunch of water passed a turbine, it makes sense to do so, since the energy is being provided by gravity and there is little to no side effects from doing it this way. Burning coal to make electricity is a lot more wasteful, and much more expensive. And since the Eco-Phreaks only like to look at one side of the equation when showing the dolts the arithmetic, it makes the easy sale on how "Green" it all is. Electricity is a high-grade source of power that creates low grade heat, and just about everything else. Electricity is not "Green" in the least, since it's not a primary source and can only be produced by expending another resource, but there have been, literally, generations who've been taught exactly otherwise.


Environmentalists, stuck on stupid, as usual.

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Blogger NotClauswitz said...

When half your brain is shut down already, it's easy to make the other half feel good - and the soothing lullaby of the Ecoweenies drowns out the scary maths...

5:31 PM  

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