7 July 2011

Say “Yes” to New Fuels

There’s new fuel like an old fuel.—old proverb.

Alstom which claims to be “a world leader in power generation”, and which supports the incompetent Gillard Government’s proposals to tax some industries which emit carbon dioxide, describes some of its projects on its web-site:
for a wide variety of fuel, including hydro, nuclear, gas, steam and wind.
We have a solution to the world’s energy problems: use steam!  Steam is clean and renewable, and we can use it to produce steam to power steam-engines!  As long as we have water, and steam, we shall never run out of steam power.  “What takes our heart must merit our esteem.”Let us steam ahead with steam!

*  Matthew Prior, in Solomon (1718), II., 101.

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