posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 10:04 AM
Originally posted by AlienView
Big oil [OPEC, etc.] are still some of the most powerful controllers of the world's economies. If the whole world was
to go to alternative energy such as solar and wind, overnight big oil would lose maybe 50-75% of their revenues - do you think they are going to let
this happen? NO they will stop progress for profits - this is the way of the world. A few
peasants in Peru have cheap power doesn't bother them but come up with big solar generating plants [there are a few now] and they will pull the
strings to kill the projects - they just killed one in California that was scheduled to
be built. Look what they did to the famous scientist Nikolai Tesla way back in the 1800s when he suggested free
electricity could be transmitted through the ground - he was a genius of an inventor who invented the AC electric
motor and way of transmitting electricity and guess what? -- he died poor!
well actually by using solar to power steam pumps, oil companies can use solar to help pump oil from the heavy oil sites more easily, so don't count
solar as something oil companies need to suppress and besides that oil is used in almost every product we use today, electronics, clothing, food
products, medical supplies and medicine so i doubt they have anything to worry about profit wise.
i don't doubt that by the time oil runs out the oil companies will figure out how to manufacture oil artificially, recycle used oil, have control of
bio-fuel production and/or have refineries on other planets extracting oil.
i don't see oil companies going anywhere or suppressing other power sources since regardless whether oil is used for power or not, other corporations
will still make everything we use from oil, effectively giving oil companies control over other corporations who manufacture various products.
i think solar, hydrogen and fusion will be the next wave of energy production and oil companies won't stop it from coming because i think the profits
will still come to them in other ways, maybe it would've been suppressed at one point but technology is far enough that they will maintain profits in
many other ways with oil for a very long time.
as for the rio mesa solar facility being cancelled, that wasn't because oil companies did anything, it was because the fear of damaging the ice age
fossils found at the site, the potential effect on animals, particularly birds and conflicts with natives over the land.
is more about it if you want