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If the $30 Billion We Give Oil Sands Went to Green Energy


Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, carbon, environment, fossil fuels, government, renewble energy, Tar Sands, technology )

Julie
- 1339 days ago - thetyee.ca
With gas prices and consumption predicted to balloon in coming years, what will be the collective cost to the taxpayer in the next decade for turning gas into bitumen? And what else could we do with this money?



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Carol H. (229)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 5:02 am
thank you Julie, noted
 

Michael O. (170)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 5:43 am
Thanks for the post Julie. It's nice to see an article that doesn't forget about geothermal energy, as the focus on renewable energy sources is usually on wind and solar.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Monday November 29, 2010, 3:22 am
We really have to move away from dirty energy.
 

Rianne ten Veen (79)
Monday November 29, 2010, 4:06 am
This is committing planetary (incl. human) collective suicide, which most faiths condemn... so if we want to be better Christians, better Muslims etc (not just pray in the mosque/ church, being a part-time believer), we should STAND UP and stop it! Indeed, diverting such subsidies to green energy sounds like an excellent first step (if ultimately we should live within our/ God's means). My 2p. In peace, Rianne
 

Brian Drake (11)
Monday November 29, 2010, 4:20 am
What about all the money we flushed down the toilet for the war(s) in the Middle East? Imagine the technology we'd have if we'd put that into alternative energy research instead of enriching a few oil men and mercenaries!
 

Bon L. (0)
Monday November 29, 2010, 5:28 am
Thanks for the info.
 
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