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Old 03-04-2014, 01:39 PM   #49
l'oiseau
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I think maybe the view that the consumers 'won't be able to afford it' is a bit naive. Oil will continue to be an industry as long as money can be made by those heading the industry.

The automotive industry is no different. If the powers that be could make money selling green cars then they'd be everywhere. With the new regulations coming out, everyone is scrambling to figure out how to meet the doubling of the fuel economy. The ones that win are going to be the ones that put the most money in pockets of the investors.

You can believe whatever you want but I've seen it first hand. Inventions that can make a real difference are thrown away because there is no money to be made with them.

I should add to my previous rants that is one big difference between engineers and scientists - scientists study things to better the understanding for the community. Engineers study things so they can make investors rich.
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