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U.S. Fossil Fuel Boom Dims Glow of Clean Energy


Green Lifestyle  (tags: energy, greenproducts, green, alternative energy, greenliving, eco-friendly )

Cal
- 998 days ago - e360.yale.edu
A surge in gas and oil drilling in the U.S. is helping drive the economic recovery and is enhancing energy security. But cheaper energy prices and the focus on fossil fuels has been bad news for the renewable energy industry



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Past Member (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 5:19 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 1:15 pm
funny how this works when there are few alternatives to energy there is no oil or limited we are going to run out and the world is coming to an end and when there are lots of alternatives oil natural gas magically appears.. until the alternatives are undermined enough to stop people from making it a full reality then the crisis will reaper.. and then everyone refocuses on alternative energy and the magic happens again, pollute the water to sell us water dirty the air to sell us air and create symptoms to sell us drugs and murder and call it food.. process garbage and feed the children.. WAKE THE SHEEPLE this is the crime factory of fear and we need change. knowledge is not power its empowering lets be empowered. resist!
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Monica D. (580)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 8:40 pm
The world needs to move away from fossil fuels, and the US should take the lead. Go car-free if you can! I hope that a lot of people will move to places with good public transport and other more sustainable transport options. Make the officials take notice!
 

Bee S. (208)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 8:50 pm
agreeing with Micheal Moffat & Monica D.
 

Betsy Bee (1041)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 9:15 pm
Does anything about fossil fuels matter now? Peak oil, violent riots, maybe wars still on schedule for 2015.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 9:41 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Monday April 2, 2012, 1:11 am
We should definitely be moving away from fossil fuels and all the pollution and greenhouse emissions associated with them.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday April 2, 2012, 10:10 am
Thanks Cal.

BMutiny TCorporationsAreEvil, I always report them, but to my dismay they keep showing up more often with text each time like a bad rash. I hate seeing these ads all over the place, they clutter everything up.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday April 2, 2012, 2:22 pm
Unfortunately, people who are hurting economically and those who are simply GREED will choose the fast buck over what's environmentally responsible. This doesn't bode well for future generations, or for the future of our planet.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 3:09 pm
So sad.
 

Carmen S. (618)
Monday April 2, 2012, 6:04 pm
thanks Cal
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Monday April 2, 2012, 6:07 pm
Humanity's stupidity knows no limit...
 

Samuel Kellett (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 8:23 pm
The next war may be between we the people against the corporations?????? Why do I feel sick?
 

Luis Miguel J. (0)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 5:35 am
noted and shared
 

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 5:43 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Phil P. (93)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 2:41 pm
If we have such a boom, why are prices so high? If we have trouble importing oil because of the bottle neck in the Straits of Hormuz, why are the oil companies exporting oil drilled in the US per "drill baby, drill" mandates to lower gas prices? Funny how every time there's talk of cutting the $10-$20B in oil subsidies on taxpayer backs, gas prices go up. Wonder why?
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 4:09 pm
Noted thanks Cal. The oil glut in the U.S.A. is very temporary. At tremendous costs environmental, and the mindsets of consumers and those making alot of money in the short term. Long-term thinkers needed for All aspects of this old and poisonous energy source - oil.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 10:16 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Erin D. (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:59 am
Wow.
 

Brian M. (202)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:15 am
As long as Americans demand the right to waste energy as they please in every aspect of their lives, nothing will be successful in freeing the United States from dependence on fossil fuels. It isn't just our government condemning this planet to the horrific consequences of climate change, it is all of us.
 

Norm C. (74)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:23 pm
All the fracking will only provide about 20-25 yrs of fuel IF demand does not increase. The writing is on the wall. The end of the carbon era is at hand. It will die, not with a bank but with a whimper, like a slowly deflating balloon with prices rising every year of so. BTW has anyone noticed that gas has almost reached the high of 2008 but oil is still about $45.00 shy of the 2008 level?

Our infrastructure, our urban/suburban design, has created the "necessity" of fossil fuel consumption. We live in some of the least densely populated urban areas on the planet. In fact most of American cities are far less dense than they were 60 - 90 years ago. We have a design based on sprawl, and that makes it far more difficult to provide efficient mass transit.

Newer solar cells are considerably more efficient than conventional silicon wafers. Second generation biofuels no longer compete with families' food budget. We are moving in the right direction.

The last thing we need right now is a repeat of Ronald Reagan's disastrous shelving of green tech and conservation.
 

Reggie Thomas (5)
Friday April 6, 2012, 10:56 am
U.S knows how to talk up the hype for Clean Energy,but falls weak for fossil fuels.
 
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