End Of Oil in 19 Years, what do we do?

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should this concern you

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    Exactly, and it's not even a "fossil fuel" either given that the fact we can hydrocarbons in space. iirc Titan has oceans of oil.
     
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    Getting to Titan, getting enough oil, and getting it back here are now impossible. Unless we have some tech they are hiding, and if they do, why are we stilling making rockets?
     
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    No! Solar panels are made of silicon, germanium, indium, selenide, gallium, and copper, which are the materials utilized in semiconductors, transistors, and microchips. Both of which are readily produced right here in the good old USA. Very little aluminum is required in their construction for anything except as a casing to hold the panel and support it. That can be replaced by a variety of other sturdy materials... Even rock would work for that and if it doesn't conduct that's even better.

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    Solyndra Scandal | Full Coverage of Failed Solar Startup - The Washington Post

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    ^^^The answer^^^

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    You'll notice that one of the byproducts is helium.

    Can you say airships that don't have a habit of blowing up?

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    I think we all need a Delorean that runs on garbage. Double whammy :thup:

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    All estimates I've seen on world oil reserves are between 40 to 60 years.
     
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    Just plain stupid. First, we have massive roof areas in the US. Second, solar and wind together can easily supply all the energy we need in the foreseeable future. As for nighttime, the gridscale batteries, and home storage batteries will solve that easily.
     
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    Levelized Cost of Energy 2017

    And both solar and wind continue to get cheaper.
     
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