Tell me which energy source you think would be acceptable. The Greenies reject every realistic option - nuclear, hydro, coal, etc. And don't start talking any nonsense about ethanol. We would have to farm the entire planet if wanted enough to replace all the oil we use.I'm not suppporting the defacing of our beautiful country. I'd rather support the migration to a new energy source.
I'm more along the lines of wind/solar/hydro energy in combination with reduced consumption. Also, the ugly parts of the county are usually like that for a reason....lack of natural resources.Tell me which energy source you think would be acceptable. The Greenies reject every realistic option - nuclear, hydro, coal, etc. And don't start talking any nonsense about ethanol. We would have to farm the entire planet if wanted enough to replace all the oil we use.
BTW - some parts of this country are not all that beautiful and I wouldn't mind seeing them defaced if it means that our economy can continue to thrive.
Yeah, just ask Al GoreReduced consumption of energy works
The Tennessee Center for Policy Research points to another choice example of political hypocrisy, this from Obama backer Al Gore:
In the past year, Gore's home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month. . . .
After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore's massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home's windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the "green" overhaul. . . .
Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month--1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations--at a cost of $16,533. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.
My point is: good luck convincing people to curtail their lifestyle. If you can't get Al Gore to give up his McMansion, how are you going to get ordinary people to give up their cars? The answer is not to use less energy... billions of people in the developing world are going to want the same quality of life that we have now... and that's going to require more energy, not less.Forget Gore...and his Inconvenient Truth
Watch the 11th hour:
(Yes, it's in English)
We also need to implement WORKING FROM HOME. There are so many people that needlessly commute to work each day when they can do the same job, just as well, from the comfort of home. Desk jobs from home FTW!How about we change our living habits and move more people within walking or bicycling distance of the things they need to do? I am all for keeping high prices to force long term change and get us out of our cars. That means more open roads for me to drive when I want to drive.
disclaimer: I do live within walking distance of the things I want to do and always have. That is a choice everyone can make. I also have gas rights on land I own in Texas that makes me money. So what.