(CNN) -- Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is sinking billions of dollars into a new wind farm in Texas. It is likely to become the biggest
in the world, producing enough power for the equivalent of 1.3 million homes. CNN's Ali Velshi asked the oil legend why he thinks wind could be the
answer to this country's energy problems:
Well I had a thought on that one as well. This alternative energy will only boom when the prices of traditional energy is sky-ufoïng. When the
traditional energy is at low price who wants alternatives? It looks like logic to me that now is the time that alternative projects get funding and
Media exposure. What surprises me is that the cost of a barrel traditional energy is still rising. This in perspective that there is still more of the
stuff around than already been used up, so why this tremendous milking now?. One would believe that the oilcomps would know how a market works and
that this UFO price will kill the business sooner then later.
Cold fusion I’ve read about on ATS but it’s a lone voice and I think not confirmed. It would be great.
For now hot fusion is being probed and an experimental tokamak reactor is being built in France. The Chinese seam to be a step ahead with their own
experiments. Looks like they conducted the Russian way of constructing (Start building and engineering roughly at the same time!). Something we go
back to, dumping the overkill of managers while where at it.
When I look at the scale of the ITER project I can imagine they wont be too happy when one comes up with cold fusion though.
Lunar energy (what?) is being harvested in Norway. (seagen rotors) This is also being deployed in New Yorks City’s east river. France has a Lunar
power plant since 1967 producing 68MW.
Another good alternative energy source is Ocean thermal energy conversion, known as OTEC. It has the potential to provide Giga-watts of power, a good
candidate to become the next big thing in the business.
Blue energy is going to be harvested at the 32 kilometres long Afsluitdijk that bounders the Northsea with a huge fresh water basin called IJselmeer.
When proven successful, the project has the potential of rendering 5 coal plants obsolete making it a huge provider for the Dutch electrical grid for
The solar tower is actually experimented with in spain. This one certainly holds a promise for countries without a coast and with deserts turning the
wasteland around the chimney into fertile land. Why this project isn’t more pursued elludes me.
Add it all up with wind- solar- energy, earth warmth conversion and the future will look quite different. Something good comes out of the oil-misery.
Originally posted by jerico65
Weren't they looking to put up windmills in the Atlantic to generate power, but good ol' Teddy Kennedy didn't want it since it might spoil the
Cape Wind is the project. Both Ted Kennedy and John Kerry opposed the project. It happens to be located in recreational boating waters where the two
Senators like to sail. The joke is that Kerry opposes it because right now he has a clear view all the way to Europe, and he doesn't want to spoil
that view. Kerry is a self-proclaimed "globalist".
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