Friday, June 20, 2008

Drill Drill Drill

That's what Bill Richardson says is President Bushs' answer to our energy crisis.

"You know this president, all he wants to do is drill, drill, drill. There is very little on conservation, on fuel efficiency for vehicles. Just last week the Congress failed to pass a solar tax credit — give more incentives to renewable energy, solar and wind. A one track mind — drill drill drill — that's not going to work," Richardson said.

(As if he has a better solution than bitch, bitch, bitch.)

True to form, Democrats are against anything a Republican comes up with, an alternative or their own solutions notwithstanding.

Honda's Hydrogen Car the FCX Clarity will, according to Honda, come online in about ten years.

Commercial airliners are flying slow to save fuel.

But in the mean time, we still need reasonably priced oil. Everyone in America depends on it in some way, shape or form.

So Governor Richardson, guess what:

Got the short end again, huh Bill?


Night Writer said...

What? The hydrogen car won't be ready for 10 YEARS?! Forget it, then! How's that going to solve our high gas price problem? I mean, if drilling more now is useless because the results won't hit the pump for 10 years, why is the hydrogen car - or any other "alternative" technology - any different?

Bike Bubba said...

I had thought that there was an article out there that said the fuel cell/hydrogen version of the Civic would be available for a "mere" $600/month in the LA area. It has a range of a whole 270 miles on the highway, or about three days of LA stop & go traffic.

Doesn't it make you want to trade in your 300C/Dakota to run out and get one? The future is here, and it's awfully expensive.

(and it'll keep the coal fired power plants going too...woo hoo...we can have an empty bank account and smog too!)

jroosh said...

BB you are correct.

From Car and Driver...

Honda will only make 200 FCX Claritys over the next three years for distribution in Japan and southern California, with the majority being sent to Cali. Each prospective U.S. customer is selected from the 50,000 or so hand-raisers that signed up on, provided they live in California near Santa Monica, Torrance, or Irvine, which have the only public hydrogen stations in the Los Angeles area, and near the three chosen dealerships through which they would pick up the cars and have them maintained.