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Should the U.S. government invest in renewable energy technologies?

  • We need it. The marine life, depends on it.

    To whom it may concern,
    My audience, the general public, I stand here before you, a person who just wants to see the environment flourish with colors , and I'm sick and tired of seeing oil companies destroying OuR environment. Should we invest in renewable energy? When I first heard of this , I thought of reusable energy. Energy that is used over and over again, but then I realized no such thing exists. Energy is being used but is depleted, you can get it back. So I thought, about the thousands and thousands, and thousands of lights on the streets , the electricity in our homes, the thousands of computers and televisions we own. Technology in general. It all runs on electricity ,that energy is converted to. According to research, the United States currently relies a lot on coal, oil, fossils fuels, and natural gas for its energy. Essentially, fossil fuels are non-renewable, knowing this, they are limited , and these resources will deplete and will become too expensive, or too environmentally damaging to retrieve it. When burned , they produce harmful chemicals that is left in the air we breathe. Oil companies , when there are oil spills in the ocean, they put marine life in dangerous environment, that is very harmful and put species at risk. In the other hand , there are many types of renewable energy, energy that will never run out. Types are wind and solar energy which are constantly being replenished.
    Think about it., energy that will never run out , and you'll always have , and there's no hassle to retrieve these renewable energy sources. Sun energy, you can install solar panels on the roof of your house thus saving you a lot of money on you electric bill, and, best of all eco-friendly
    We should not succumb to the control of oil industries , they only care about profit , and less about the environment, the future of humanity has been put aside for so called “profit”. We've seen this , with JP Morgan who cut funding to Nikola Tesla , they saw that there was no profit being made, adding more evidence towards people , people just place profits at a higher priority than the future of humanity and our environment
    Sincerely,
    Bryan P.S.

  • Americans should be pushing energy corporations into investing more into renewable energy

    1. Fossil fuels are a finite resource and we are using these resources at an alarming pace.
    2. Renewable energy sources like wind, solar, moving water are infinite resources that move us towards a healthier planet.
    3. We have only one viable home planet. We must take care of our home and keep her as clean as possible in order to move forward.
    4. Oil can be recycled. We have enough above ground to recycle into reusable petroleum products.

  • Yes we should

    Boi its importwant if u say it aint then when we run out of fossil fuels u can liv without electricty friends we need to because itll cre8 jobs in da fuchure awnd etc so we should as are duty of being a human bein thx freinds 4 reading this yio

  • We should use renewable energy

    Other wise we will run out of energy or get extreme solar radiation bad stuff everybody will get skin cancer and there will be no going back you can undue the effects of global warming and if you think that not right you are supper ignorant and sstuff don't be supper ignorant and stufff

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  • Yes, we should

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  • Noooo! We should not!

    If the weather man can't even predict the weather a week in advance, how can they tell the weather years from now? How do they really know Global Warming is true? They have been saying thst thr glaciers will melt for years now. It has not been getting hotter at all.

  • More important matters

    The US Government budget is almost always used up by the end of the year. Although it is necessary, the government runs a high risk of collapsing. When you run such a big risk, with the well being of 318.9 million people, I wouldn't do it, let alone promise it.

  • Thorium reactors are the way to go.

    Not that renewable energy is bad, really it initially had some good intentions, but now it is politicized and as such largely a way for politicians to continue to abuse that system to get more votes and money. Same goes with many (not all) eco groups. The largest problem with renewable energy though is the cost to power ratio and variables like if the wind is blowing (wind turbines obviously). This is why I personally feel that Thorium reactors are the way to go.
    But what are thorium reactors?
    Thorium reactors are often little known about for they don't actually exist in everyday life and are mostly in research development. Thorium is indeed a nuclear reactor but, the reactors we see today use Uranium or Plutonium.
    Why Thorium?
    Thorium offers a huge number of advantages over normal reactors for these reasons:
    Thorium is roughly 3-4 times more abundant than Uranium (Thorium is often thrown away as a trash metal by heavy-metal miners)
    Thorium is hard to be used for weapons (only about less than 2 percent of the by-product)
    No threat of melt-down
    Does not need to be enriched to used for fuel
    Also Thorium is safe after only one hundred compared to Uranium's one million (The remaining material after the reaction obviously)

    With that: Why don't we use Thorium?
    The main reason for the lack of use comes from the Cold War (70's specifically) when research was done, however it was rejected for Thorium was rejected because guess what- It can't be weaponized.

    In essence Thorium is great element on the periodic table and wasn't used because it can't be used for war (people tend to make and advance a lot of things because of war... Airplane, rocket, etc.)
    Lesson: spread the word about how great thorium is, and do something about theses damned politicians.

  • why?

    If a good idea in renewable energy exists, why wouldn't private investors jump on it? Why do you think we need government to do this? To create solyndra or ethanol? I think it's ignorant if you don't realize there are thousands of people right now looking for business opportunities in every corner of the world and they are better at it than the government. Why should I believe that politicians care about the environment while us mere mortals don't? WHen we all realize that these are simply emotion-ridden topics politicians use to play us?

  • Nope.

    If the US government is going to "invest" in renewable energy, it is different from when private people invest in renewable energy using their own money prudently. When the gov't uses this money, it soaks it up from other areas of the economy destroying jobs. And, gov't is often inefficient and because there is no price mechanism, resources cannot be allocated correctly. Only the free market can invest in renewable energy if this venture is profitable, if it is, the free market will fill this need, and the customers of the market will pick the winners and losers, not some corrupt bureaucrats.


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