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Be a Patriot: Expand Your Carbon Footprint Today

Joseph64 Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 9:15 AM
And how many billions of dollars did that little vehicle cost to develop and build. Would the energy savings from solar worth the expense? No, they are not. Also, the only reason why the Mars rover uses solar is because it is the only energy source there! If Mars ever becomes inhabited, you can bet they won't be using solar as the only fuel source. The sun is farther from Mars than from Earth which means gathering energy from it is even less efficient there than it is here.

 

I'm proposing a bold conservation program to involve every state, county, and city and every average American in our energy battle. This effort will permit you to build conservation into your homes and your lives at a cost you can afford. I ask Congress to give me authority for mandatory conservation and for standby gasoline rationing. To further conserve energy, I'm proposing tonight an extra ten billion dollars over the next decade to strengthen our public transportation systems. And I'm asking you for your good and for your nation's security to take no unnecessary trips, to use carpools or public...