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Old 11-28-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Doubtful, if it included high energy costs I think it could. However, money will be tight already...anything not really needed will be pushed to the side.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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Doubtful as it going to be very expoensive to develop and distribute any alterantive. I see alternative as much more expensive in the coming decades. That is why crude is still the enrgy source really;its just cheaper and deleivers more energy for the cost.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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If we want to cut the pipeline we will need ot switch our cars from oil to electric of gas. then if the wind and solar energy is produced to power them we all win.

I think alternate energies offers us a chance to excel with a new export and new industry that can employ the country. Not unlike the Works projects of the 30's energy can build new infrastructure and one that helps the individuals along with the country.

There is agreat pootential and it will meet with great resistance from the oil industry. I say do it. IOt doesnt hurt my feelings if Exxons profits arent 40B annually.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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some more on alternative energy sources

Good news for wind, bad for ethanol in major energy study
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Mircea "You can't live without light crude oil. There isn't a day that goes by that you aren't wearing light oil, eating light oil, slathering it on your body or touching or using it."

Doesn't matter what you say, most people will keep concentrating on cars.
Maybe this list will help bring home your point.
Petroleum Products in Our Daily Lives (http://www.ioga.com/Special/PetroProducts.htm - broken link)
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