Food versus Fuel
This cartoon says it best. With the debate over gasoline prices, do we really want to develop an alternative fuel using corn and deny the people who are suffering in starvation? Which should it be, Food or Fuel?
Whatever choice we make in regards to energy, there are impacts that MSM never reports to us.
We tend to be held hostage by those who deny us the ability to get our own oil and develop nuclear power because of reasons that it will damage our environment, etc. Although for good reasons, it is not enough. Whether you like or not, our economy runs on oil. If we were change the US energy policy by declaring to the world we were going to drill for own oil, build refineries to increase our capacity, and develop a safe nuclear power solution, I bet the oil price would drop in an instance.
Instead of 80% of our oil coming from North America, we could get to it 100% and not rely on the Middle East. Did you hear there is great reserve in North Dakota? By doing this, we become energy independent from foreign oil as those shout for us to be. And by building modern refineries, we could not only increase our capacity, but eliminate the need to get 13% of our refine gasoline from other countries to meet our demand. Bet some did not know that fact.
In the short term, we need oil. In the long term, we need better solutions and we need to begin developing now. We started on this but there is no real clear choice at this time.
Nuclear could be the answer. We are an intelligent group of people, I know we could do something in the field. Did we not put the man on the moon? The French and Japanese have done nuclear successfully. The results appear to be low energy bills in these countries. Why can we in the US do the same?