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The World's Most Hated Energy Source Could Make You a Fortune

tex1952 Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 9:39 AM
Windmills,solar,ethanol plants are ALL unable to operate at a profit. ALL MUST BE SUBSIDIZED with OUR tax dollars to operate. Fossil fuel IS the ONLY answer. Criminy, the whole worlds economy is BASED on FOSSIL FUELS. Without it we regress back to the mid to late 1800's. Nuclear is not the answer because it has been legislated and regulated out of business, as far as building new plants is concerned. How better to wreck our economy than creating havoc in ALL the fossil fuel industries. Obummer has been doing EXACTLY that since his first day in office.
faultroy Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 12:48 PM
The idea of subsidization is in and of itself not completely abhorant. As a society, we subsidize many things. Things that most of us don't like to subsidize--abortion for example. The making of weaponry to instigate wars. Agriculture is heavily subsidized, and many of us consider this a good thing. To subsidize clean energy for both personal and global benefit and to reduce our ecological footprint would, in my opinion be a good thing--done in a reasonble and enlightened manner of course..
Roger198 Wrote: Jul 14, 2012 11:27 AM
Thorium reactors could be just about the perfect answer, or as near as one can expect. Inherantly safe, produce little waste, fuel widely available for centuries to come and the Indians seem to have cracked any remaining technical problems remaining with them. Overcome the ignorance factor (they're still nuclear) and we'll be there. Many still won't forsake their green religion though, because religion is about faith, not reality.

It's abundant, it's cheap, and it's found just about everywhere...

It accounts for about 40% of the planet's electricity usage -- more than natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar and geothermal combined.

It's the world's most preferred fuel for electricity generation, and people hate it... Even children don't like it. They're told if they misbehave, they could find a "lump of this" on Christmas morning.

If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm talking about coal. But before you tell me how the black rocks are the biggest threat to the planet since the last great meteor strike, hear me out.


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