US to ban Russian oil imports over Ukraine invasion.
At a high level. This means there is more oil for Europe to buy from Russia. Making a oil guzzling Europe more important to Russia's economy. Also Europe having more oil to buy from there own continent. Closer ties.
This is also a possible indicator that the U.S.A. If it can become energy independent, or more energy independent, no longer wants to buy energy, from Europe and or Russia or believes, it will not be able to. The U.S.A. might then, need higher energy costs, to rapidly expand, it's own energy production. May see things like, more hydro dams and such. Even smaller dams and such. Not just huge gigantic ones. Water can be turned into hydrogen, and stored ultimately. Rocket fuel, but still. More fuel efficient vehicles, etc. There are some solutions to liquid fuel usage.
I am sure cruise missiles, might be able to use hydrogen, as fuel anyway.
Oil gets fought over normally. Maybe (peak oil) is here ($$$$)? I don't know. Lots of people have peak oil burn out. Maybe. Not so easy, to ramp up production cheaply, is here. Should create some more jobs, in your local counties anyway. I wonder if $1000 US dollar bills might come back. Or in other countries to.
This means if you buy resources like oil in USA dollars. You need more USA dollars. Maybe get and use them while you can. Fast turn around usage. Will make commodities pricing, even higher then. Don't really know. It was said real world goods held there value mostly, during inflation periods. Gold? Food, fuel, boots, lip stick. Etc. Go Christmas shopping, birthday shopping early. Some anyway if you can. Who do you care about for that, if it comes down to it. Some presents anyway, board games, toys. Cards for all others, or special email greetings, a call. Just some. Can always do more shopping later.
Hydrogen got talked about lots for awhile on the news even. The hydrogen economy. As it got talked about, it was about storing hydrogen as a fuel source. I think they may plan to create hydrogen in energy rich places like where hydro dams are. Then using catalyst, and other chemistry reactions. Turn hydrogen into liquid natural gas, and liquid propane, as such. Or the holy grail. Turn hydrogen into something that is a liquid fuel, at room temperature basically. This is a area where the America people can shine. Unleash the might of the America people, into solving this problem. Assuming someone, or some company, doesn't already know how to do this.
In Canada, we have been having some attacks on pipelines. Having electric power lines attacked, is not the same, as having a liquid fuel, or gaseous fuel pipeline attacked. We already ship electricity around a country anyway. So we could ship electricity to various places in a country and hopefully have water turned into hydrogen fuel that gets converted into a room temperature liquid fuel or natural gas or whatever. Then have those fuel producing hubs (merely send electricity there), dispersed around a country, distributing hydrocarbon based energy, around the country, for public transportation purposes, and other purposes.
A bit more of a breather, as electric vehicles, get mass produced, more and more. Where it works good at first. Flat places, and all that. Maybe. Another thing with the press. Telling you, what the problem is, and the solution it. Rocket fuel for your person vehicle. People don't like that so much. Turning your personal vehicle into the space shuttle. Talking heads whom mean well.
So water is hydrogen and oxygen. Carbon dixiode is carbon and hydrogen. So with those to chemicals, you might be able to make hydrocarbons in industrial levels. Carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. With industrial power production. Like with dams and coal fired plants. If you make 100 mega watta of power continiously but only use 80 mega watts continiously. You immedicately loose those 20 mega watts you never used. Each and ever second basically. A large fraction of those 20 mega watts could be used to produce a liquid hydrocarbon hopefully. Eventually places like coal fired plants might be able to sell CO2 to these places after infrastructure gets made. It has been said that about 30% of electricity is lost transporting the electricity to cities and such. Not so with pipes moving fuel to various places. You get 100% of that fuel to use after the pipes and such are filled up. If you need 100 million liters of fuel to fill all the pipes well that what you need before you get any out the burn in cars and such. When the fuel is burned in power plants andyway. The CO2 produced, can be sold back, to fuel productiion facilitiis. Even a gas based hydrocarbon, to burn at electrical generator sites, is useful. Ship the fuel to sites closer to cities and such.
I have never owned a vehicle myself. But this is how I understand how some hybrids work anyway. It should work this way. Which would fix up some problems anyway. If it works this way you personally can always get back to driving your vehicle fast. Recharge fast, A.K.A. driving again fast. Using gasoline, to refuel fast, and charge your batteries at work, and at home (for hours). Switching to electric motor operation, whenever possible.
A electric generator, is a electric motor when you apply electricity to it.
So as I had it explained to me by hybrid car owner, when I asked him. He said, he has a regular gas or diesel engine, that can run off a gas tank. Refuel at a regular gas station basically. That recharges his batteries when he's driving, and that can also plug in to electrical outlet, if I remember correctly. I remember being quit impressed. It had a electric motor in it, when he ran off batteries. Well after that explanation. That is how, I see hybrid vehicles, as they should be. Fixes a lot of problems. Hybrids. In your daily personal life. Using your vehicle day to day as usual. Basically.
The electric motor/generator combo, is a real heavy duty replacement for your car alternator, in some ways. Way more power and such. But basically a replacement or could be thought of that way. Not accurate basically but similar to one. Higher voltage levels and such I guess or not. Alternators do charge your normal, lead acid car battery, and such.
Prepper sites (people online there) before, during worries of peak oil. Talked about having a special carburettor installed in your vehicle. That lets you adjust your fuel air ratio I guess, so you can use different fuel source input. Even propane to run your vehicle. What happens is you loose power, horse power. So in that case, if you are someone whom uses a truck, with loads to deliver, or whatever. You need spare horse power. Like 50% spare horse power, to compensate, for lost horse power, when you use a different fuel source. Don't actually know, if it's true or not, but up to like a 30% horse power loss.
A electronic carburettor should be able, to do this on the fly basically. Adjust for needed fuel-to air-ratio, per a different fuel type input. Each fuel type needs a different fuel-to-air ratio I guess. Or you have some selector switch to turn. Then it automatically adjusts for the fuel source type you are using. More or less air (oxygen) being put into pistons. With air temp and your altitude being also taken into consideration, with computers, it's just a code update basically. Already have oxygen sensors in your vehicle. Maybe a simple switch or two. Current temp and altitude. Set once or seasonally if needed, by you. Or if you travel.
A wrong setting can blow a piston(s). Too hot. (temp sensor warning and auto slow down). Burns through piston head. Thin and moving at a high velocity. Up and then down and not around. Might be able to make engines where pistons spin around instead of move up and down. Like a fly wheel. If it's safe. Inside the engine itself. Like a propeller in some ways. Stubby propellers. With a ring or and or engine surrounded the spinning pistons. Or a shaft spinning itself around the center of a ring of pistons. Who knows. Like a engine shaft. Perfectly straight shaft. Not a cam shaft. A part of it made somewhat weaker, on purpose, to break at high speeds, where where it is most armoured basically, to protect you. You are around spinning shafts all the time already basically.
Basically like propeller based airplane engines.