I am a retired nurse and am absolutely ignorant regarding the technical stuff, but I do support being self sufficient. I live in FL, we don't have a wind corridor. We are the "Sunshine State" and I believe natural gas is here as well. Not being smart in this area, from what I have seen it seems solar is the way to go, but is it affordable? What about incentives to individual families to install solar panels on their homes? I saw our Governor Crist is working with Spain, who is investing money into FL, to bring solar energy here. What is Spain getting out of this? Are we exchanging Saudi Arabia for Spain, no offence to Spain? As you can see I have a lot of questions. The one thing which really got me mad was seeing the documentary "Who Killed The Electric Car". This crisis could have been avoided long ago. It seems profit is of more concern to coorporations than life. Well just a few thoughts. Thank you for your understanding on these things, it really helps.
Thanks Mike, it reminds me of a shell game. You watch over there while I do something sneak over here. I am linking to a very interesting pdf called who owns the water. Different states have different rules as to who owns water rights.
Mike, I like your style, tell it like it is! Please feel free to come and visit our Group Gulf Coast Renewable Energy. Half our people are anti drilling treehuggers and half our people are out of work or retired oil patch people. We try to offer fair and balanced views and highlight the positive. We are about education and one of our working mottos is "Deselect don't re-elect".
I appreciate your sober, technical input to the debate. While politics will have a lt to do with the final direction taken (as always), in the end you can't fool Mother Nature with a political agenda. I beleive it was former Senator Moynihan who said, "everyone is entitled to their own opinion but everyone is not entitled to their own facts".
Please help the push enlightenment by sharing the science....