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excellent diary...

soooo  glad you didn't insist nukes are the answer this time!

Manufacturing Dimethyl Ether (from, say, water and atmorpheric C02, though there are other raw materials) requires a lot of energy. DME fuel becomes a store of energy, not a source. Now, where do you propose all that energy is going to come from? Note that we are not only talking about replacing all fossil-fuel electrical power plants, but also replacing all the fossil fuels used in transportation with synthetic fuels, at a net energy loss. The scale is staggering.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 17th, 2007 at 03:36:22 AM EST
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