Western Energy Capitol–Making the Most of What We’ve GotFriday, July 30th, 2010
Author Steve Foste
Do you really need a PhD in Energy to understand the solution to the energy problem? Do you have to be a lobbyist to line the pockets of the politicians to get anything done? Or do we have to go to the elitist to develop the system of energy control so they can control society to build out the needs of the future energy needs of this nation?
Let’s look at what is available and what can save this nation in the form or energy:
First of all Nuclear energy is not the dinosaur it was 30 years ago. Nuclear is safe clean and efficient and we have the resources and uranium deposits to fuel this program. There is really no reason not to build out a Nuclear Energy system in country. Is it expensive? Not when oil reaches 200 dollars a barrel and people still want to drive their cars, not if they want to keep the lights on and heat in their homes.
Natural Gas technology already exist, just as UPS, they run a whole fleet of trucks on natural gas and I would bet that 90 percent of the public don’t even know that theses truck run on natural gas. The argument is that we don’t have the infrastructure for such a system. If a mandate were to come out of Washington to move all commercial trucking to natural gas by 2020 it would stimulate the entire economy overnight and the government wouldn’t have to spend a dime.
Coal! We have coal coming out of our ears and we want to shut it down. These people are crazy coal is the foundation of electricity in this country. If you don’t tax the crap out of them and continue to implement new regulations daily and develop and build on a logical clean coal program, give them breaks to research technology to clean it up and make environmentally sound programs that can be enforce honestly, the industry will take care of itself.
Shale oil? It is coming but their needs to be incentives in technology to make it work. Provide programs to find solutions. Funny how private industry is moving to get us into space without government interference. I wonder when we will have the space travel tax and regulation after the first few tourists are killed. Murphy’s Law is at play here. Not that we could put in the failsafe system first, they will wait until there is a tragedy to regulate the industry.
Wind and solar have come a long way, plant those windmill from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. Expensive yes, efficient, will be when the oil is gone. Solar could be good there is just no real demand. The cost will come down and technology will improve if we were to mandate specific amounts of solar to be installed on new projects, and incentive for individual to add solar to existing properties. It just needs to economically viable; if there is demand for the product it will become more efficient and more money will flow to research.
Oil? Drill baby drill, onshore and off shore and that is all I have to say about that.
Ok, Texas Ringers, I live in Colorado, we have shale oil, we have wind, we have sun, we can build Nuclear energy, and Texas has all the above plus oil, Wyoming has coal plus the above, South and North Dakota have the Balkan reserves, I’m not up to date on New Mexico and Arizona. Here is the plan, we all get together and build the energy capitol of the Nation. Texas, New Mexico, Maybe Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and take control of this situation. Oh did I mention all the agriculture, wheat, corn, beef, hogs etc that come out of this region.
I don’t think these states realize how much control they really have over the energy recourses of this country as well as food products. They alone could bring this country back to prosperity.
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