Sunday, November 19, 2017

This morning's Wall Street Journal has a very interesting article about oil technology (in motors) and how it will keep fossil fueled engines competitive 

 

This is the wave of the future. Gasoline engines have a huge advantage over hybrids. They do not require a monster battery, and can be sold at a huge discount over the same car in hybrid mode. This is being done currently by several different companies, including Hyundai, which manufactures a model of my wife's car in hybrid mode. I have never driven one, or even ridden in one, so I have no way of comparing the two. I suspect that the hybrid is a good deal heavier than the gasoline car, and I know that the price difference is not inconsequential.

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In yesterday's Wall Street Journal was another interesting article about how Germany has squandered its position in energy usage. Angela Merkel has committed her country to dependence on "renewables," which is a direction that our friends in the wacko left been pushing this country for decades.

 

In a post last week, we railed against the windmill boondoggle, and this is another one. The average Joe doesn't want to pay attention to a meaningful education in energy usage and the techniques involved with converting various kinds of fuels and sources into power that he can use, he is too busy trying to make a living.

 

Germany has made some very stupid mistakes, immigration of millions of Muslims with no contest, government-backed development of renewables, the invention of the Wankel engine, and a couple of others – leaving aside their gullibility in selection of government types. These mistakes will put their engineering expertise in a very bad position of trying to lift their country out of a very deep pit.

These three posts seem to be pushing me toward a second "Scragged" article on energy. Heaven knows it's a rich battleground area of discussion.

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On a personal note, I have reactivated myself with Rich Weaver's help into a working architect, once more. Rich has developed that side of his business into a thriving enterprise, and there is actually work for me to do. The company is Roof Asset Management (R A M) and I am Vice President and Architect of the firm. Currently working on a bank building in Tallahassee.

 

Wish me luck, I will probably need it.