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We are Decades Away from a Cure for our Fossil Fuel Addiction

OilPrice.com -- With natural gas prices low and supplies high, we are decades away from being able to wean ourselves off fossil fuels and move to renewable energy, but there is no reason for dismay.

There seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to render the renewable energy-versus-fossil fuels debate in black and white terms, in a one-or-the-other symposium.

A sudden “switch” to clean energy is not possible; rather it must be a gradual introduction of renewable energy sources combined with an increase in domestic fossil fuels production.


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Submitted Aug 20, 2012 By: NOTSOGRN
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sparky808
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Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:21:38 AM

Nothing to worry here.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:12:44 PM

I agree with Iross94.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:09:26 PM

A truthful and sensible article.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:08:53 PM


You spin it. We'll believe it.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:07:06 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:04:36 PM

They need to keep up with the alt fuels to drive the prices down
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:04:16 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:01:03 PM

This is totally believable... there is just so much unknown and we are too set in our ways
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:00:46 PM

Stay with what works while you play with your toys.
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:57:15 PM

Thus why cutting out anything (coal, oil, etc.) now is not a wise choice. Phase it out as something new is phased in.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:56:15 PM

Persue all energy options, not just green.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:53:23 PM

to bad
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:47:17 PM

Decades away because politicians are all backed by fossil fuel companies.
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it will happen just time and money
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:43:15 PM

They need to keep up with the alt fuels to drive the prices down
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:43:12 PM

we may have a clearer picture in a few more years.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:40:26 PM

It is a good thing that more energy options are coming to light.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:40:05 PM

of course we are, thanks to all those who bitched and moaned saying green energy was too expensive to invest in, etc...
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:34:33 PM

No one expects a sudden switch. It's always gradual at different speeds.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:34:24 PM

REALLLLLLYYYYYY!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:33:04 PM

Aneutronic fusion can cure our addiction but no one is even talking about it.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:32:54 PM

Will it really take that long?
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:32:46 PM

No...really...
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:29:56 PM

Inertial Confinement Fusion looks to be easier to do.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:29:35 PM

addiction?
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:28:21 PM

Never happen
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:28:13 PM

Big oil will try to convince us to hold on with better MPG and other ways. But we can move on with other vehicles and other energy. So much is wasted.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:25:52 PM

Makes sense.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:25:05 PM

so much oil ...so little gas....what's wrong with this statement?
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:23:58 PM

Some major breakthrough in alternatives will have to take place and hopefully very soon.

Solar, wind and others do not look very promising. Different forms of fission look promising and I hope that someday soon there will be a new idea on how to contain a fusion reaction.

New forms of energy storage must be discovered also.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:22:32 PM

It is hard to imagine no more internal combustion engines.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:21:45 PM

it needs baby steps to get us there, not an all at once approach
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:21:40 PM

Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:20:12 PM

That is strange, after adding up the percentages of power produced by the various forms of production it only adds up to about 50%...

Where is the rest of the power being produced and what are they producing it with???

Did no one else notice this? Wonder if it has something to do with the new match they are teaching in schools these days - lol.
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Ok
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no kidding
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:16:35 PM

I am getting tired of the media describing our energy needs as an addiction. Oil isn't Cocaine or Meth. It is a legitimate product that has 100's of uses and it basically enables us to live the lifestyle that we live today.
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Saltwater
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 10:02:05 PM

Plenty of oil left. And what's with this "cure?" The only cure we need is a cure for the "green energy" sickness.
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You betcha.
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We are already producing more oil, but not enough.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2012 9:56:39 PM

This new balance is nice if your not the one paying for it. No jobs, give away government and cost of living going up find your balance on someone else back but not the tax payers.
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