Green Energy wont work - Who are you kidding?

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    I have been reading some of the posts on other threads and I still dont see anyone who can support the Green position with facts. We need to drill for oil. Do you really think we are going to cut down energy use in this country? or plug in a car every night?:confused:
     
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    Yes green energy can and I believe it eventually will work.

    However, it must work because science has the breakthroughs needed and it must work without Government funding or subsidies.

    Until science and not government can make green energy viable, then it is nothing but a dream.
     
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    it is easy....

    put a solar array on your roof amd plug all your shit into it.....you are off the grid....

    put a water storage tank in your back yard with pumps and filters and recirculate all your grey water and runoff for irrigation.....

    piece of cake.....office buildings can do it.... anyone can.....

    go look up sonoma mountain village or one planet living.....
     
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    Yeah, the government funded a study in 1948 on something called semiconductors, a real waste of money, right?
     
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    Then you agree with me - it is just a dream.
     
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    but semiconductors made things easier for the average American -quicker and more instant results. Green energy is asking for too many sacrifices to our way of life. We are used to having decent sized cars among other things. We wont change until we are forced into it.
     
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    Temporarily. I believe there will be a few more scientific breakthroughs that will make green energy viable, and I believe we will see these in the next 10 to 20 years. A lot of it in battery development.
    And yet who says that solar or wind will be the energy of the future?

    There may be something else out there we haven't dreamed of yet.
     
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    But don't the oil companies have government funding and subsidies?
     
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    The question isn't whether it will work but whether it will ever break even, let alone turn a buck.

    After all, even though I can make a broken down Pinto work, that doesn't mean I want to drive one.
     
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    they provide us with needed energy for our armed forces to do their jobs. Shouldnt they be getting the subsidies?:cool:
     

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