posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 11:52 AM
Natural gas can lower greenhouse gas emissions, so it's a plus.
But the key thing to note is that the move to alternatives isn't driven by price alone. IF it were, there'd be no contest and we'd drill for oil and
burn coal until it was all gone. There's an increasing lobby or population of consumers that're paying more
for cleaner energy and this is
changing the markets. If fossil fuels want to compete with this crowd then they must lower ghg emissions.
It defies logic that people would pay more, but not really, if you research it. People are concerned that greenhouse gas emissions are warming the
planet and costing us in the long run. This is what drives the shift towards greener technologies. It's abundantly clear that this is happening.
My point is to say that cheap (dirty) energy is not as economic as it was in the past. Certainly, investing in fossil fuels is a good bet, but what
about 40 years from now? The market is changing.
If I was an undergraduate young man or woman and was pursuing this line of work, I'd definitely go into alternatives since I think it's a growing
market. Small, but growing! While this may be true for fossil fuels, I think it's true for different reasons. More a throwback to the past, not the
Look at people like Al Gore as your spokesperson, but except you don't pay him! Free! A lot of the lobby is self-sustaining, so as a alternative
energy businessperson, you can rely on it.
It's interesting to contemplate how the fossil fuel industry will adjust. A think that greener fossil fuel is a great choice if it's cost effective.
It's a way to diversify the business.
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