Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pursuing Alternative Forms of Energy

Record high prices at the gas pumps and continued turmoil going on in the Middle East, Nigeria, and other areas of importance to the oil-driven economy have made it clear that we are in need of new methods of producing new supplies of energy.  In short, we need to reduce our dependency on oil, which ultimately has a limited supply, and, frankly, cheap sources of oil (not all oil—just the stuff that is cheap to remove from the earth) are expiring.  Energy consultants and analysts insist that cheap oil has “peaked”, or is going to peak very soon.  To us this means an expensive future for not just gas, but also food, clothing, and other necessities—unless we can find new sources of powering our mechanized and electronic civilization, which means we need new alternatives to oil.

In addition, we must switch to alternative forms of energy because our current forms are damaging our atmosphere.  While the global warming trend is not much, if at all, sustained by the activities of mankind (in short, it's a natural cycle, and there's nothing we can do about it except prepare for the effects of it), we currently do contribute to the destruction of the environment and to air pollution with our energy sources as they are.  Coal is another source of energy that we need to rely less on—again, it is finite, and it is filthy, and the mining of it is dangerous and environmentally disruptive.  We can also explore new, streamlined methods for producing electricity that we presently generate so much of through hydro-power so that we are less disruptive of the environment when we construct structures such as large dams.

Developing nations that have become industrialized in recent decades especially will need the benefits of alternative energy research and development because they are presently doing much more environmental damage than the United States.  The United States, Japan, and some European nations have been implementing studies into and programs for the development of alternative energy sources, and are therefore already leading the way in doing less environmental damage.  Developing nations such as China and India need to look to Japan and the West as examples of what research and development to give government backing and private investment currency to.  We could also add great strength to our own economy by being at the forefront of such alternative energy source development and then marketing the technologies and services to nations like India, China, Brazil, and so on and so forth.

Biofuels from things like “supertrees” and soybeans, refined hydroelectric technology, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cells, further building of atomic energy plants, continued development of solar energy photovoltaic cells, and more research into wind-harnessed power—all of these are viable energy sources that can act as alternatives to the mammoth amounts of oil and coal that we presently are so dependent on for our very lifestyles.  The energy of the future is green.
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