As the mid east is shifts alternative energy is critical

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    Now that the mid east appears to be shifting its political moorings Oil will become very expensive.

    Alternatives become VERY important, good thing Obama got us started working on them already.
     
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    Oil is going to skyrocket as this thing spreads
     
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    Wind and solar are supplemental at best. Those sources aren't solutions to drive our economy. I do like wind and solar for the house though.
     
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    1. Our future is in ‘green energy’? “Presidents all the way back to Richard Nixon -- whose "Project Independence" promised to make America independent from foreign oil by 1980 -- were thwarted by short attention spans, other urgent problems and gyrations in the energy market.” After some 30 years and billions of dollars poured into alternative technologies, renewable energy now accounts for a mere 6.7% of our total.
    A Past President's Advice to Obama: Act With Haste - WSJ.com

    Based on US Department of Energy, sources of energy used in the US:
    39.2% petroleum, 23.3% natural gas, 22.4% coal, 8.3% nuclear, 3.6% biomass, 2.4% hydroelectric, 0.35% geothermal, 0.31% wind, 0.08% solar.

    2. If green energy is as good, cheap, and clean as supporters say, why haven’t market forces should make it an increasing part of the energy picture…? Politics: rather than the promotion of new sources of energy, the movement has been hijacked by those whose main motivation is the devolution of America, or to accomplish government ownership and control of our energy supply. Sometimes called the “Watermelon Effect,” it is made up of the ‘green’ pro-environment policies on the outside, hiding the red Marxist redistributive policies on the inside.
    BTW, we imported just over a third of our oil in 1981, and now 70%.

    Green math: solar panels to save 50% on your electric bills? Well, if the average electric bill is about $100/mos, the savings is $600/ year! But solar costs 30-40 K, so it takes about 58 years to start saving money. But…solar panels are projected to last 20-30 years. So, savings? Not so much.
     
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    Edit and "Go Advanced" and you can fix the title.

    I'm betting that this gets the attention of those on the right who have stood against green and alternative energy.
     
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    Yes because the mid east has been a pillar of stability to this point.
     
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    What grabs my attention is the absurdity of green or alt energy as the main source of our energy. I would have figured that you were smart enough to know that also.
     
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    It will increasingly become more important.

    With that comes more research and better alternatives.
     
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    How can something that costs a thousand times more than oil become affordable, further the alternatives are failures, the alternative is not providing any necessary power.

    A fallacy and a huge failure of Obama's, on an economic level for the citizens Obama represents.

    On the other hand, General Electric who Obama is specifically passing laws in favor of will reward Obama with speeches once Obama leaves office.

    Look at Spain if truth matters to you, 28% unemployment, no housing market crash, not reliant on our housing industry, 28% unemployment due to switching to Alternative energy.

    Hell, you should go read some of the threads in Energy, your a 100% wrong with your premise of this thread.
     
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    Thanks , for some reason it didnt work on the title
     

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