reply to post by tdubz
Hm...maybe we shouldn't be using gasoline in the first place. Did anyone ever think about that?
A nonrenewable resource that can be controlled by a coalition of businessmen...Remind you of anything?
We should all be driving electric cars around by now. California ran a electric car program in the 1990s and several companies released models ranging
from SUVs to ultra compacts.
As for generating electricity, we should be using wind, solar, geothermal, and microhydro. There is no excuse for using coal, oil, and natural gas for
Energy policy is a huge matter in this election. Obama seems to have allied himself with Gore's renewable energy policy, but of course he will be
attacked for being unreasonable. McCain wants to drill in ANWR and the Gulf of Mexico, which to me sounds completely ridiculous.
This is a handout for oil companies to make a quick buck as they won't have to pay OPEC for the 'processing fee'. This will not lower gasoline
prices that much...Only ensure the corporate bigwigs another unseen $400 billion profit margin (Exxon-Mobil).
We need to stop relying on oil in general, not just foreign oil. The fact we don't use renewable resources at this point is quite sickening.
Enough of the power cartels monopoly on energy. We need progress, not regression. Politics aside, Jimmy Carter's move to put solar panels on the
white house was a big deal. When Reagan came into office he removed them. That has been the general sentiment towards renewable energy since the
We initially wanted renewable energy due to the oil embargo, now we're doing it because we actually grew half a brain cell. Go figure free, clean
energy was a good idea.
Who woulda thunk it?
[edit on 6/18/2008 by biggie smalls]