posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 01:40 PM
Getting rid of coal is a fantasy for the short term. The fact that we have huge reserves of coal and NG will help us while we try to move from oil.
Obama's trying to force the coal industry to invest in clean technology. Which is a good idea but I would do it with incentives because the reality
is that this will cause companies to pass the extra costs onto the consumer. That's ALWAYS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU RELY ON REGULATION.
The answer to our energy woes are obvious. We need development in renewable. Specifically, we need to get started on Wind Farms and Solar Roof Panels.
GE has incredible technology in the area of Wind. It is just waiting for the political will.
I believe Obama will get the ball rolling on that....even though he didn't get my vote, I do believe he's on the right track with this.
All said I still believe the Libertarian Party or the Constitution Party would be a much better choice if there are any undecided folks out there