The best way to become energy independent goes beyond the introduction of better ways to tap fossil fuels, to giving serious attention to renewable energy. It is true that solar panels are expensive and it is not a good idea to use human or livestock feeds to make biofuels. But what is true is that, there is a great promise in the use of solar heat mirrors and lenses. There is also a great pescription in making biofuels from cellulose materials and non-food plant sources.
By investing in energy alternatives. There is geothermal energy from deep into the core of the Earth, and a chemical energy source from the sea also mechanical generated energy from the sea . There is wind energy that can be expanded more. There is solar energy that can be applied more. Last of all, we can always apply more nuclear energy in the crunch. We don't have to choose only one; we can apply all energy sources plus any others that can be developed.
Speaking of what can be developed, there are rumors that a small, almost portable, nuclear power source exist which has been reverse engineered from alien technology; so powerful that it can provide electrical energy to a large city. Believe me, please don't immediately blow this rumor away as being crazy; lets wait and see what happens within the next ten years; stranger things has happened!
Check out disclosureproject.com and see what the big boys are talking about.
Develop cold fusion more in his country, utilize the natural gas capacity that we have available to us, use more wind power in areas that have the wind sources, use more solar power, develop more methods of extracting oil from shale, such as fracking, and dig deeper for oil reserves. Seek out more geniuses in our schools and pay them to develop new and exciting forms of energy that have never been approached. There is an ocean of salt water waiting to be used in desalination processing and I suspect that cold fusion may well be the answer in heating the water to produce fresh water in areas along the coastal regions and at the mouth of rivers that empty into the Gulf. Cold fusion is a reality and is being more well developed in Italy where it powers plants now for several years. Cold fusion, despite rumors, is harmless in its use and leaves no residual waste.The energy sources await us all and are there for the taking. There are ways in which we may use the good Earth without devastating the environment in the process.
Drill baby Drill---If this had been done 10 years ago we would be independent today. Alternative sources need research yet & CANNOT provide this country with our current needs. Claiming that they can is a lie. Cars, trucks, airplanes,& trains run on petro.
Start by conserving. As a nation, we Americans are extremely wasteful of energy.
Let's just take transportation for an example:
We drive extra-big cars. We drive everywhere...it is rare for us to walk more than across the parking lot. We don't plan our trips, and rarely car pool. It is extremely rare for an adult to use a bicycle for transportation. Compare this with most any other society on the planet, and you will see that we, as individuals, are very wasteful.
On the governmental side of this, we do not invest in energy-efficient infrastructure. There is little to no investment in things like light rail. Only the biggest cities have subway systems. Many suburbs don't even have sidewalks to encourage people to walk from their homes into the center of town.
You will find similar issues in all other areas of energy consumption.
True energy independence starts with using less.
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