reply to post by mileslong54
You're right about going green being all about money and power. All green technologies are actually either ineffective or a total scam. Ethanol uses
more energy per gallon than you get out of it. It has an input output ratio something like 1.4:1. Its only supporters were corn farmers in Iowa and
politicians who wanted to get more votes in Iowa.
Electric cars ignore reality because it still uses oil (shipping, production of plastic, etc.) to make the car and then what produces almost all of
our power? Coal, Oil, Natural gas. Clean coal is just not going to happen. Solar might work eventually with a continued increase in efficiency and
power storage ability but right now solar and wind only account for about 1% of power in the U.S. If anything in the future it will just supplement
existing power when everyone's roof is covered with solar panels.
Even if we come up with a miracle breakthrough, if its more expensive than coal it won't matter. Because our pollution is nothing compared to the pace
China is about to be setting. They build a new coal power plant weekly and have no intention of stopping.
Our best option would probably be to cut government down so we are running a surplus and then put everything into converting our country to natural
gas powered machines, because we have enough here to never need to import it for a hundred years.
Not to mention that there are huge untapped oil reserves in the U.S. that could get us off of foreign oil now, but I think we want others to run out
before us, and any supply of oil remaining here wouldn't be indefinite, but it might buy us 20-30 years.
reply to post by theBigToe
Ron Paul is too far left
And then you proceed to say that you don't understand why Americans are against taxing the rich? You know that a progressive tax (what we already
have) is a socialist idea, right? The word progressive should of gave it away.
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