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What's the deal with Renewable energy?

  1. tHErEDpILL profile image88
    tHErEDpILLposted 5 years ago

    Why are we not using renewable energy for everything at this point?

    1. John Holden profile image59
      John Holdenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There's more profit in oil.

  2. earthybirthymama profile image77
    earthybirthymamaposted 5 years ago

    Even though oil s still the King, doesn't mean the minions can't secretly rebel;)  I'm all for renewable energy!

  3. Eric Newland profile image60
    Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago

    Renewable energy is still fairly new. The first electricity-generating wind turbine went into place only 25 years ago. Photovoltaics are fairly inefficient; the future of solar power is probably CSP.

    It's still a disruptive technology, though. It works, but the cost of scaling it up so it can be manufactured on a massive scale is still inhibitive. It'll come, but the technology needs to mature some more. Fortunately, thanks to green energy initiatives and the cooperation of fine upstanding companies like Solyndra, we...