Neato Torpedo wrote:
wrveres wrote:Think about that for a minute. windmills have been around for 400-500 years?? i don't know and i am not going to look it up. they have been around for a long while. the world has been trying to answer to energy question since the industrial revolution began over a hundred years ago ... If friggin Windmills were the answer, the county would be littered with them right now. some Rockefeller would have them things in every back yard, sitting next to the wind chimes ...
That's terrible logic. That's like saying "all the cool kids smoke cigarettes, therefore cigarettes are cool" or "Obama's president, therefore America loves Democrats" or "McDonald's must be healthy because everyone eats it".
America loves democrats cus they are so easy to manipulate.
And its not horrible logic. its perfect logic. If using a windmill to power your home was cheaper than oil, some Rockefeller would of had em on display for you to buy at 10 outlets within 20 miles of your home. I guarantee it.
Oil is nice because it's cheap and easy to work with right now, but it's also nonrenewable, nasty for the environment, and about to become expensive. When we run out of our available oil reserves and have to spend billions of dollars to extract oil from shale (which is very expensive and horrendously inefficient, not to mention about as dirty as coal), you can count on gasoline upwards of $15 a gallon. Plus, literally everything will be more expensive because transportation costs will be through the roof, as will the production costs of any petroleum-based product.
thanks for the lesson. tell me something we, you, me, the government, your mom, my mom, your snotty sister, and the chic who smiled at me last night, doesn't already know.
Yep, it will have to involve oil.
thats what i wanted to see.
But the role of oil will have to be dramatically reduced. At the very least, we need to build more nuclear power plants and create/enforce laws requiring the reprocessing of nuclear fuel.
we had one being built. heck almost finished too. and your boy shut it down cus of politics. it was no where near a tsunami zone.
There's not much innovation to be had in oil anymore, anyway; ingenuity only matters when we're talking about new things.
not true. just up thread you mentioned shale. i realize that's natural gas, so i don't need the lesson, but its innovation, and American innovation will make it work. Plus they have those new rigs they are running in the gulf that support many wells at a time, lowering the overall foot print. What about the "Blow Out Preventer" i guarandamntee you that thing is under going innovation as we speak. We havent even begun to look at the other benefits of oil, you are going to need to replace. Not just energy, but chemicals that you use daily, and plastics and everything.
That's why I'm changing my major from biochemistry to physical chemistry, so I can work with a couple of my professors on solar energy research and hopefully get into a career that helps solve our oil dependency.
your going to get yourself on the government tit.
good solid work.