U.S. Tops in Energy Resources

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    we have enough to last till rapture or until alternative sources come fully online. matter a fact we have enough surplus to sell back to OPEC and the world and make a good profit !!! but the dums and envirowacks say not one drop. only in America. its politics baby
     
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    Fuckin' America, hogging all the natural resources again. Damn us.
     
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    and it is all in Wyomning. :D
     
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    I agree with you 100%

    I also look at things as to the profit motive. I like to take the profit angle with everything that happens so in this case is there a profit motive to use Saudi Oil and there is, at any price per barrel, a company like the old Rockerfeller Standard and Oil which is Exxon mobil will always make 10 times the profit on the "light sweet crude" of the middle east. Our oil is "heavy crude".

    The profit is just higher, the refining costs are less. If the oil companies could make a bigger profit with our oil they would.
     
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    No need for oil or coal exploration or development. This nation has enough energy potential in Solar, Wind, and Geothermal to supply all of our energy needs.

    A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables: Scientific American


    Key Concepts
    Supplies of wind and solar energy on accessible land dwarf the energy consumed by people around the globe. The authors’ plan calls for 3.8 million large wind turbines, 90,000 solar plants, and numerous geothermal, tidal and rooftop photovoltaic installations worldwide. The cost of generating and transmitting power would be less than the projected cost per kilowatt-hour for fossil-fuel and nuclear power.
     
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    and just how many years till these systems come online and take over ??? and how long will it take to replace billions of gas cars on the roads??? drill our brains out !!!! can you feature gas at under a buck ???? it can happen that easy. but the oils co's ??? ha no way in hell
     
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    NIMBY seems to be an issue though.
     
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    Gasoline was under $1 in 1999.

    We're already trying to export "green" jobs:

    U.S. Should Bar Funds for China-Backed Wind Farm, Schumer Says

    Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration should bar a $1.5 billion wind-farm project in Texas from receiving U.S. government stimulus funds because most of the power turbines would be made in China, Senator Charles Schumer said.

    “The idea that stimulus funds would be used to create jobs overseas is quite troubling,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, wrote in a draft of a letter he said yesterday he would send to U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “I urge you to reject any request for stimulus money unless the high-value components, including the wind turbines, are manufactured in the United States.”
     
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    It takes many years to build a nuclear plant. A couple of years to build a dirty coal fired plant. A week to put up a windmill. Probably a year for a geothermal plant. Days to install solar panels on a commercial roof.

    Cars last less time than pickups and big vans. And the pickups and big vans are emminently suitable to retrofit to batteries or capacitors.
     
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    Excellent point. One problem, why are not our investment companies investing like this in wind power? It has proven to be a real profit maker here in Oregon.
     

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