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If we choose to live and die on oil, we will die, just a matter of when.

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How can one not agree we should pursue alternative energy? I dont care if we have billions of years of oil left. It seems silly not to want to harness natural sources that require minimal interaction.

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The problem with "minimal interaction" is the owners of current energy industries can't make as much profit from it.

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Forget about multi sources for just a minute. What about conservation? Oh, wait, less money to make with that too.

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Even if supplies are not a problem this year in particular delivery certainly was. The pipeline that delivers natural gas north of here blew leaving people without. There used to be more lines carrying but they've repurposed them to run tar sand oil instead. There was plenty of propane too, but they sold it overseas. We didn't enjoy going out and cutting wood when it was 25 below, but we enjoyed paying $6 a gallon plus extra delivery fees even less. They charged $150 just to come out, an extra fee that is supposedly to "protect their supplies". From what? People that don't want to freeze to death? Don't worry, at that price no one is buying that doesn't need.

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+1 .... Good link.

The estimates are just that - estimates. The estimates could just as easily turn out to be too pessimistic.

But it makes sense to explore alternative sources of energy I think. I am especially interested in the potential of algae oil. A lot of exciting developments are happening in algae oil.

But still, like noisy wind towers that kill large numbers of birds or solar fields that displace cropland, algae oil has environmental drawbacks.
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The problem with "minimal interaction" is the owners of current energy industries can't make as much profit from it.

Couldnt agree with you more. Follow the money...

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I am more concerned about getting away from coal than anything right now. It is horribly polluting relative to other sources.

It is going to be tough to break the marriage between petroleum and the transportation industry, but there is also good reason to be optimistic that continued technology improvements in gas engines and electric storage will dampen, if not eliminate, increased oil consumption in transportation.

Also, coal's main use is in electricity generation, and this area is ripe for change due to increased natural gas production (a good thing) and advancements in solar cell efficiency.

Natural gas production should continue to help the US economy as it has many uses--feed stock in industrial production, home heating, and transportation. It is a great transitional fuel.

I think nuclear has a role, but we may never see another plant built in the US.

As for the rest of the options, wind, hydro, geothermal are all pretty "meh" in my view.


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