19 Mar 2010
Well that's is sick. Climate change is now selling cars. I don't see Ford - or any other suitable firm getting or giving funding to , say, modern sails for ships. But "offshore wind" - to veer-off the subject a little - oh yes we'll have a few billion of that. And it's a total farce. These things just don't work, in the sense that the return on the investment is an economic - and therefore, in this case, an environmental, Burden !! bertdotwindonatgmaildotcom
25 Mar 2010
I don't understand your point, why would Ford invest in sails for ships when they have been heavily involved in vehicles for what a 100 years or more? How can they not work? They work now, all Ford are suggesting is that they will make them more efficient and that they will spend money on R&D to improve their product still further.
I have seen your comments before and they rarely make a lot of sense to be honest!
25 Mar 2010
Agreeing with PG's comments, Powertree:
1: In regards to your comments on the article about Ford - please stick to the point - when we see companies making positive contributions to more efficient vehicles I feel they should be rewarded for their efforts, not chastised for completely illogical reasons
2: It is not helpful that you choose to use this site for self promotion and as a forum to push your unconstructive views about 'offshore wind' and large-scale wind-power solutions in general. If you had a good understanding of the facts you would realise that we need all the solutions available to combat climate change and address our energy security problems, and your views are counterproductive to the positive and necessary change we require
06 Apr 2010
I think a point to consider is that ploughing billions into car development in any aspect is somewhat missing the point. There will just be a lot more cars on the road. The energy required to build them, dispose of and recycle the cars they are replacing is high. The media and marketing tools used to ensure we drive them will keep people buying them. A start may be to try to de globalise and localise our activities and thus reduce our personal foot print. Anyone keen to discuss hydrogen on demand systems to reduce emissions, reduce fuel consumption and keep existing vehicles on the road and cleanly? This helps with local economy servicing (although less often with a cleaner engine) and repairing an existing fleet .