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Originally posted by Rasputin13
Even if we were to discover a new and powerful source of energy tomorrow, what would we do with all of the automobiles and fossile-fuel powered homes, factories, businesses, etc?
The average person cannot afford to just dump their car in the trash and buy whatever it is that's coming out. The same goes for businesses, jobs, etc.
Originally posted by MBF
For $200 billion I could solve the energy problem. The government don't want to because too many in power have made their fortunes in the oil industry.
Originally posted by LordBucket
There would be no need. Once the technology is commercially available the old would naturally phase itself out in time. Taking your example of automobiles...if next year all new models made use of a different technology, even with no incentives, no government intervention whatsoever, after ten years the vast majority of cars on the road would be those newer models.
Originally posted by sardion2000
This happened to the Coal industry and they didn't succeed in suppressing the Internal Combustion Engine now did they? They got extremely rich and then they got pushed out for a time(on the way back now )