a reply to: Byrd
Worker safety is NOT energy policy but it makes one sound "concerned"
You know as well as I that modern multi-directional drilling from single platforms does not result in "devil may care" practices of last century used
around Midland - Byrd, that's heart tugging scare tactics caused by methods no longer used and no longer used in energy production.
Wild farming areas? Such as ANWR or do you mean like the entire Atlantic Coast or what, define that so's it's not a catch-all term like ecologically
fragile, really I can come up with a reason that any area could be defined thus. Especially with an agenda on my mind.
Next you're to tell me Germany went solar lol. Nah they and France are Nuclear which as designed is dangerous due spent rod issue. Germany switched
what they could after some cold winters when Russians held nat gas back. That was more than economic reasons for that switch.
I have no problems with thorium except our regulatory process puts off something like that by decades and makes costs rediculous.
Seriously show me any modern (this century) energy exploration in North America that has "wrecked the land" as a normal part of that exploration or
doing business. I ain't talking about accidents which are not the norm - again no tugging heartstrings. Cite some normal production sites as normal
part of that business day to day if you can.
I have no qualms about utilizing new technologies as they present themselves, I have huge problem when government steps in with regulation, taxes and
inventing reasons to put public lands off limits to force an aberration in markets to favor uncompetitive technologies as a sop to environmental or
If new tech is competitive or has compelling reason to use by end user - not forced. Then yeah bring it on!
As an example my new home utilizes solar/battery system at 4KW with generator backup for higher loads or long periods of cloudy days, not grid
connected at all.
The expense of that system far exceeds what I may have saved in utility costs over a lengthy period.
I have other compelling reasons for installing solar, much like Germany had getting away from nat gas and oil.
I still say those living in cities and towns who have benefited for decades in lifestyle and accouterments are blowing smoke out their arse.
When you make a real meaningful change in lifestyle that has major impact on your footprint then come talk to me about it.
Other than that you are actually adversely affecting others economic ability to accomplish what I have done by stealing their means to do so if they
That last paragraph should make progressives think about OPM.