posted on Oct, 21 2007 @ 06:05 PM
The important thing about this energy issue, is what is needed is more CHEAP energy. The progress of civilization has followed a progression of
cheaper as well as more compact energy sources. Muscle, then wood, then coal, then oil, then hydro, then nuclear. None of the alternative energies
advance this progess. To be forced to rely on any or even all of the alternatives would force a fundamental economic change back to a simpler, less
productive way of life - actually, I vote for that. The only potentially cheaper source of energy would be fusion energy, which is why it has been
the holy grail of energy research for decades.
Ya, I've read all about the so called "free" energies. The source may be free but it is very expensive to convert into any useful form. Sunlight
is great, but it is relatively quite diverse and the process of concentrating and converting it into something usefull like AC electricity requires a
lot of equipment. (Although there is real hope that the nanotech people will have a breakthrough here)
Remember - its not about the energy, it is about the cost of the energy, and all the current sources of the cheap energies are about maxed out. When
you have economies designed around growth, that's a problem.
You want to help support an alternative energy? Ask the nanosolar.com people if you can take out their garbage or sweep their floors or something.
Some political action to increase the state and federal incentives so that the slow process of adopting some noneconomic energy will be
Oh ya, since this is the conspiracy forum, I think there is a concerted effort not to use any distributed energy sources that they can't control.