Saturday, February 04, 2006

Alternative energy sources overview

Winds of Change links to an exciting summary of energy alternatives, inspired by the president's speech reference. Having been born in Kentucky, I was attracted to the notion of reactivating some Kentucky oil fields abandoned years ago before technology made further production feasible.

Dean Esmay notes that energy alternatives/conservation has become a perenial theme in SOTU speeches, but not much has been done to advance the ideas after the applause dies down. Well, he didn't actually say that, but that's what seems clear to me. Carping in the comments thread idicates that I am not alone.

Having observed the same lip-service regarding health care I am not encouraged that this big-oil-connected president is gonna tear into any initiatives that might threaten those profits. We will know that energy alternatives are getting serious when oil companies begin buying up windmills. Or when pigs fly.

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