posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 11:25 AM
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
The world is changing, with or without the States on board, the whole world is EVENTUALLY going to turn to alternative/renewable/sustainable energy.
You do realize that the US is leading the alternative fuel innovation. The US is set to be a net gas exporter in the future. The future is not now
though, as they are still experimenting with blends, plants, etc. Alternative fuels is a thing for the future, bot not now.
Originally posted by Krieger
Obama wants to get us off of oil. What does the price for a barrel of oil matter if we're all running on Hydrocell and water or electricity?
Hydro Cell's aren't going to be viable on a large scale for some years in the future. The technology is just too new. Who would support these
hydro cell cars now? Training takes time. The technology needs some maturing still.
Also if you look at hybrid cars, if you aren't an electrical engineer, you damn well better know about capacitants, ohms, wiring and lith ion
batteries. This technology also needs maturing to the point of a mechanic not an engineer can repair these cars. We just don't produce enough
For the forseeable future we will be using hydrocarbons. The best energy plans that will slowly wein us off of oil, which it will have to be slow
will come from multiple sources. You can liquify coal and get gas. The new cellulose based ethanol's look promising also. You have oil shale, and
sand. All of the things I mentioned are future non-mature thus expensive and not cost effective. Currently for more oil locally. We can slowly make
the change, but it wont be instant that is the sad reality.
Here are some reasons why.
1. The cost to replace the vehicles, are we all supposed to throw our cars away now that we own. That is not feasible and a very elitist attitude.
I can't afford a new car right now, nor do I want another car note.
2. Cost of alternative fuels, currently it is still cheaper to use oil then use the alternative fuels i mentioned above.
It appears to me some people in here are attempting to make us believe that we could be off of hydrocarbon in 2 or 3 years. I am saying this with
100% certainty that is an impossible goal. We are too vested in oil right now. Seeing how we will be on oil for the forseable future why not drill
and refine it all here. Why send our wealth to other countries. That sounds well unacceptable to me.