posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 03:44 PM
We learn about renewable and non-renewable resources early on in school. The problem is that we have a limited supply of oil, a limited supply of
resources to pursue that limited supply of oil, and a limited time in which we can extract that resource from the earth. This means that we better
find an alternative before gas gets 20-30 dollars a gallon and our economy goes under completely because of the cost of oil. The problem is that the
government won't do that. There is no way for alternative energy companies to compete fairly in the market against big oil. They will always have
the stranglehold on each of us individually unless the government takes action. I truly believe this. Economically, something must be put in place
to ensure fair competition at the very least.
Everyone talks about alternative energy but very few people in the U.S. government are actually doing anything about it. The Bush administration
isn't really concerned about environmental matters at this point, they just want to avoid the blame for the failure in Iraq. Nothing is viable or
costworthy enough to be seen at the gas pumps as a cheaper alternative. Not yet. And even if we get to the point, pretty soon, when gas is 20
dollars a gallon our economy will be so destroyed by then in so many ways that how are these alternative energy companies (which are already having a
hard time) going to afford paying all this money to put pumps up at gas stations, manufacture the product, ship it out to the world, etc..etc..when
they still can't compete with big oil until that happens.
This is why the gov. needs to intervene. A concerned government.. Not the one we have now, needs to intervene and ensure that we have a future at
all. This isn't just about economics anymore, this is about the livelihood of our children and our planet (at least in the long run).