Re: Solar power [was Nano-Rectennas]

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jan 31 2000 - 23:41:53 MST

Evan Brown writes:

> It'll be particularly interesting to see how nations whose economy is based
> entirely on the oil trade will react to a mass exodus towards fuel cells et
> al. What will Kuwait do when our infrastructure runs on alcohol? And can we

Where does methanol come from? From synthesis gas (CO+H2). Where does
synthesis gas come from? Why, from fossil fuel, mostly methane, and of
course reformed oil. At least nowadays. Photosynthetic methanol? Sure,
some day, but not now. And MeOH distribution infrastructure by then
will be dominated by these previously in charge of it, i.e. abovesaid.

> expect Liqueur manufacturers/OPEC mergers? (Welcome to Seagram's-Kuwait
> International Airport).

Kuwaitis (and oil multis) can sleep safely.

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