Imagine renewable energy on a larger scale

The real changes in energy generation and consumption aren't going to drastically change until large corporations and world governments start becoming involved on a larger scale.

Without the money and influence that these forces can provide, the advancement in technology related to alternative energy aren't going to happen fast enough to keep up with the world's energy demands.

Now, this book isn't meant to be political, and I'm going to try to

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keep it that way, but currently, the governments of the world, particularly the US government, aren't doing enough to help the situation.

They are spending millions of dollars on research programs for alternative energy sources such as ethanol derived from corn. They're offering tax breaks to people who drive hybrid vehicles and corporations who invest in the research of renewable energy.

But compared to the billions of dollars spent "elsewhere" every year, they aren't currently doing enough.

To be fair, just the fact that they're doing SOMETHING is a good thing, but they could and should be doing much more.

If even a fraction of the money spent on the US military every year went into the development of renewable energy sources we would see advancement in technologies and the cost of renewable energy start to go down almost immediately.

On the brighter side, public outcry has caused many large energy companies to start investing in the research and development of alternative energy sources.

From hybrid vehicles, large scale wind farms, energy efficient appliances, and the ongoing research of environmentally friendly technologies, the change is slow, but a good change nonetheless.

In the very near future a combination of public demand, a diminishing supply of fossil fuels, skyrocketing oil prices, and advances in technology should spark a revolution in how major corporations and world governments look at the research and development of alternative energy sources.

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The cost of energy affects the cost of everything. The food you eat, the clothes you wear, everything has a transportation and manufacturing cost, and energy plays a huge factor in the price we pay for every commodity that we use.

This means that it's not just a personal problem or a regional problem. Rising energy costs affect the entire world's population. It's up to those who have the technology and the resources to invest to do so.

It's not just a problem in the developed world. Higher energy costs mean that delivering aid to impoverished nations becomes much more difficult. It means that the resources they do have will become more expensive and therefore out of reach to more and more people.

The emerging energy crisis is truly a problem on a global scale. It's not just up to the governments and corporations of the world. Ultimately, the responsibility lies with all of us.

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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