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Tiffany

I just read some information that The Sierra Club sent out. I was disappointed to learn that John McCain was the only Senator who two weeks ago chose to skip a crucial vote on the future of clean energy in America -- dooming the measure to fail by just a single vote.

I feel our presidential candidates should make America's clean energy a priority. After further reading I found that this is a pattern with Senator McCain. On the League of Conservation Voters scorecard he received a 0 for missing the 15 most important environmental votes in 2007. McCain's score of 0 is lower than members of Congress who died last year.

John McCain's LCV score exposes the real record behind the rhetoric: a lifetime pattern of voting with polluters and special interests and ducking the important votes.

PM

Everybody should learn about electric cars as a solution. It’s amazing how far the technology has come. One of the main electric car companies, Zap, has delivered over 100,000 EV’s. (source: zapworld.com). EV’s cost 1 to 3 cents per mile to run, compare that to regular cars!

PM

Everybody should learn about electric cars as a solution. It’s amazing how far the technology has come. One of the main electric car companies, Zap, has delivered over 100,000 EV’s. (source: zapworld.com). EV’s cost 1 to 3 cents per mile to run, compare that to regular cars!

PM

Everybody should learn about electric cars as a solution. It’s amazing how far the technology has come. One of the main electric car companies, Zap, has delivered over 100,000 EV’s. (source: zapworld.com). EV’s cost 1 to 3 cents per mile to run, compare that to regular cars!

curt

Your analysis is so very correct. However, if we look at the whole situation through the perspective of real Power of decision making it is very predictable. Almost all top individuals are tightly connected to oil lobby and they are making an amazingly high profits in last years, due to some very bad strategic decision for US, but very profitable for their creators. Because, there is no national control unit to stop such a behavior, we simply need to wait for the next election and hope, that there is going to be another, not oily option in the top politics.
I also believe, there is going to be huge and profound change after the election on this topic, even though, the recent government literally destroy national finances, by ultra bad spending of taxpayers money.

green human

Why not hydroelectirc power. It's the ultimate in cheap, clean, renewable energy. Yes, it can cause damage to fish and the enviroment but the trend now should be to build smaller generating plants that are more specific to a city and don't have the same scale. Hoover dam for instance can light 750,000 homes, hydroelectric used to be supply about half our energy, now it's about 10%. Yes, projects are expensive to build but return energy for many years. I've got some stuff posted on my blog site www.greenhuman.org love your thoughts here or there.

Julis Sujai

Great Post! I especially found it useful where you stated.

John T

A few comments,

a) Hoover Dam's power is significant for sure, but still very small in comparison. It is only about 2000 mw. The issue with the Hoover Dam is that the water level in Lake Mead is dropping 10 feet a year, so in 30 years, the power output will drop.
b) Solar and wind can replace the output of the Dam with limitless supply of energy, not reliant on snow fall in the Rockies to keep the water level up.

As for government funding and support, this is a must. If we want to move ahead on energy self sufficiency, our leaders need to be very active in supporting it, both verbally and with some funding. Ultimately the private sector has to make the investments though, the government cannot fund everthing.

Solar Solutions

We need someone in the white house who is going to "Champion in" the renewable energy era.

Tommy Tokar

Renewable energies are the only way to get where we need to be. When you suggest the government get involved there isn’t a real financial reason for them to do so. I envision a home that generates enough power thru Wind and Solar to be self sufficient.

Follow that with EV1 style cars and your looking a bright future for the America people however where is our government making money from this strategy.

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Logan

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Neil

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Wow , How many pitches for Earth4Energy can you fit on one post?

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Rick L.

Yes the govt. needs to get their act straight on alternative energy. It is the future. Better start now. Thanks a bunch, Rick L.

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Yeah, I love reading your post.. Very interesting.

oilfield equipment

i agree with you so much. we need to start working on this.

Tommy Tokar

Big oil generates a tremendous amount of money to the federal government. Their lies the problem The US government does not have any real incentive to get involved with renewable energies on a grand scale. We can push and push and hope that a politician with a strong moral compass will rise to the challenge. I won’t hold my breath but I still believe strongly in the American people.

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betty

Great site-thank you! Check it out-Google CEO Schmidt says punching down into the earth to capture natural and clean geothermal energy could help move the United States away from it's dependence on petroleum. Dec.16,2008 Betty http://www.geothermalquestions.net

Stu

Very interesting. Good to see that solar panels are coming into their own now in so many more areas of life. http://www.g00d0il.com/solar/

Richard

I think the potential for alternative sources of energy and a healthier future for planet earth and our descendants would totally depend on the now. The dynamism between the people and government and a healthy mindset should prove to be a vital turning point for the sake of the environmental status of the earth. I also think that politicians should stop thinking about self-interests and start thinking more about what really matters- the future of the next generation.

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