posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 03:25 AM
Alternative enrgy sources will be tough to produce:
Solar Panels cost a huge amount or resources to make.
Geothermal is limited by area
Windmills have the tree huggers all a twit about killing birds.
Fuel cells require hydrogen and the easiest source for that is yep fuel cells.
Strategic placement of windmills and geothermal sources would help tame the need for natural gas. More hydroelectric plants would also help. Clean
burning coal plants as well (We have alot of coal)
Alas more Nuc plants may also be needed. If fusion can be developed it may futher improve the electricity issue.
Down the road, frine theories like Zero Point ENergy may pan out but who knows.
If we could shift alot of out transportation needs to electric, then we can pump enough crude from North America and other areas that are safe and
that we controll to meet our agriculture / pharmaceutical / etc.