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    What can President Obama do about the use of petroleum, natural gas and coal, and their replacement with alternative forms of energy?

    What are the choices for replacing these resources? Hydropower? No, it floods lands. Biomass? Nope, burns wood and produces waste. Ethanol uses food crops.
    Here’s what is left: geothermal, solar and wind.

    If all the current and planned geothermal plants make it to production we would double geothermal energy production all the way up to two thirds of one percent of America’s usage!

    The total amount of energy produced by all of the solar energy collection equipment produced since 1974 is about 0.8% of America’s energy use.

    “The combined power-generating capacity of every single windmill (and there are thousands), every photovoltaic solar cell on every rooftop, and every thermal solar energy plant across America equals 0.4 percent of America’s energy consumption.”

    On June 29, 1979, President Obama called for a “national commitment to solar energy.” He set a goal of producing 20 percent of the nation’s energy from various solar sources by the year 2000. Oops! Did I say President Obama? I meant President Carter, but I’m sure that you can see how easy it is to make that mistake.

    Read the full article at The Green Energy Dream | theTrumpet.com
     
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    Don't forget nuclear power...but that too, would be a ...nope. The enviromentilists would have a field day with all of it. That's why we are dependent on foriegn sources. Politicians aren't really dedicated to getting us off the foreign oil. It's all just lip service. Of coarse Pelosi, has the big lips.
     
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    The Danes already get 20% of their energy from wind power. The Israelis are building one solar power plant which will supply 5% of their energy needs. The Germans are building homes that are so well insulated that they don't require a furnace. It can be done. All that is requred is the political will. Are the Danes smarter than us?
     
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    And one source that many forget about:

    Cars that run on Compressed Air.
     
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    That's pretty cool, isn't it?

    The India car company Tata is investing in that.

    I think they are going to call the car, Bodacious.
     
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    They are quite cool. They are also probably the reason why the gas companies are raising their prices now, one last hurrah because once 2010 comes; gasoline may become in many aspects extinct for motor vehicles.

    Which is good. I personally can't wait to get one of those eventually.
     
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    Ah, we finally found subject about which you have some expertise!

    There's no one who has more experience with compressed air.

    I almost forgot that it was Valentine's Day. Don't you need that compressed air for your blow-up doll?
     
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    Tree-hugger alert:

    Wind Watch: Danes go cold on wind farms
     
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    NYTimes: Michael Walsh, a pollution consultant and former United States Environmental Protection Agency regulator, said that a car so cheap was likely to lack the complex technology to maintain its initial level of emissions and that without such technology cars could soon be producing four to five times their initial pollution level.

    Geez, it's always something.
     

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