a reply to: Waterglass
Last night, I was thinking about a particular subject that irritates the hell out of me. Bare with me for a bit.
This is what I see happening.
Renewable energy is a viable replacement for MUCH of our electricity needs. Big oil doesn't like it so they lobby to electric companies and state
governments to charge renewable energy ideas out the wahoo. The electric companies aren't getting the money they were getting before and in their
greed, instead of sharing the wealth, or leaving the country open for new business ventures - jobs and what not... they want to tighten that noose to
kill off all possibility of life of those RE companies so they don't miss a dime of our money.
All of this RE tanks and what we see from it is what happened to Chrysler and those battery powered cars that never seen the light of day - new
technologies and jobs that never came to be... All for the sake of who's making the profit. They would literally destroy the planet just to make
sure that they're the primary receiver of all of that horde of worthless money the last 10 years of human existence.
Because of this... We are no able to use the skills that we're already taught in schools (Electronics), something that we use every single day and
would be the ideal course for RE and future tech. It could only grow and stack upon on another for the MORE betterment of all humankind... But nope.
Big Oil and Big Electricity wants to stay on top and not only be primary but solitary. No room to share... None to care.
These companies have been and will continue to stifle the flow of technology and possibility because they want this all to themselves. Like the Fed
assuring they're the only big daddy bank of banks.... No one likes an open market! How dare others benefit from anything that could be a really
great and wonderful thing to happen on this planet...
This... This is what infuriates me. RE doesn't replace oil. Oil is something we will always need. It doesn't replace coal. It doesn't make those
companies any poorer. It simply stops waste. We're wasting all of those resources on things we could be getting from a different, cleaner source.
But.... Big Oil, Gas, Coal, Government doesn't care about the right thing to do. Only what fills their pockets quickly.
When RE becomes profitable to government, THAT is when and ONLY when RE will be a true viable thing for government to support. I think the only
player there is Musk. Maybe he's the only patch to RE and government can't 'afford' to not listen. RE can exist right along side Big whatevers and
the planet will be better off with than without it. Oil is finite, maybe not right now or another 50 years longer than I'll be alive but You'll
always need it so you may as well use it as you can get it... No one needs to drink the stuff... That's just gluttony. We could be doing things a
whole lot better, in a much better way that's not only profitable but healthier than where we've been and where we're still going.
I hope this gets off the ground and picks up an unstoppable momentum. If we stand any chance of actually progressing with technology here in the US,
someone in another country has to do it first and prove that it'll make money and NOT take money away from Big Oil or Big Electric.
Pretty pathetic, I'd say.