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Response to jeff47 (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 02:43 PM

25. Keep burning stuff like always opposed to burning more stuff like always?

 

There is only 2 ways to invest in green energy:

1. Burn more fossil fuels to power the production process
2. Mandate oil burning levels remain the same, thereby reducing the amount of energy available for traditional economic growth.

Which do you prefer (hurt the environment more in short term or throttle economic growth)? Which do your chosen leaders prefer?

How can you guarantee that post production, when available energy levels increases (thereby making the average price of energy decrease), *all* energy wont be used to fuel economic growth? That tends to be the human trend? Do you, after the time of new energy creation, plan to throttle energy usage as to ensure only green energy is used? Do you believe energy usage can be throttled? Is there a political will for it? Why don't we do it now?

So much of this "green" energy debate presents this same false dichotomy without even thinking about the initial energy investment. There is never a 3rd option presented of stop using so much damn energy!

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