posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 01:06 AM
Well, from what I've been reading is this..
There is hope that through such fusion research a new, extremely efficient form of energy will be discovered. The NIF laser is pretty much finished,
but the full scale testing doesn't take place until next year.
The problem is being able to get OUT more energy than they need to put IN to create this unique fusion reaction. But scientists are hopeful that
their research will discover a new form of nuclear energy that is extremely efficient and economically viable enough to be another big new alternative
to current energy sources.
Although we already have the technology to make complex wind-farms a huge help to the energy debacle, yet you don't see huge wind-farms being built
anywhere. And the Bush administration has done next to nothing to prepare this country for an eventual energy crisis after 8 years being in the white
house. People have to take matters into their own hands now which includes people having to shell out pretty hefty amounts of money to renovate and
make their homes more energy efficient. This is a huge issue here in interior alaska, where I live, because the energy/oil situation is magnified
here. Here, people don't just have to pay some of the highest gas prices in the union for their vehicles. They also have EXTREMELY hightened prices
for fuel-oil which is absolutely critical to survival up here in the winter. Fuel-oil is expected to be 8-9 dollars a gallon up here this Winter..
Here, this situation isn't just about how it hits us in the pocketbook. Having fuel oil or not having fuel-oil can easily be a matter of living or
Fortunately, the city of Fairbanks has started programs that give people incentive for making their homes more fuel-efficient. There is also a new
program run by the city which allows homeowners to maximize energy efficiency while saving as much money as possible. But this problem is not about
to go away.. Especially for us in Alaska.
You should see my neighbor's yard.. This is a photo I took the other day. Alot of people up here are pretty pissed off. This guy is preparing for
the worst (as well as alot of other people I know).
[edit on 1-7-2008 by BlasteR]