posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 09:51 PM
There obviously IS an energy shortfall, globally, and in the U.S. Having the raw materials to augment that problem does not solve it -- it needs to
be drilled, pumped, refined and all that takes time, manpower and a lot of money. We may have a notion where it is, and the volume, but that
doesn't put it on the table today, nor even in the near future.
I agree that the U.S. should be drilling offshore, in Alaska, and all the while working on better renewable energy systems. If we need more nuclear
plants (and I think the U.S. does) then they should be budgeted and built.
the crux of the crisis is that the materials, the energy systems are not in place NOW. I think adult tricycles will see a real resurgence this
year. We just ordered one nearly two months ago, and still waiting for it. I think that's a fair indicator that they are in large demand now.