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

  • Renewable energy will never run out

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  • Healthy for the environment

    Renewable energy is healthy for the environment and for future generations lives. If we sit here and do nothing about the hole in the ozone layer, then eventually the world will go into global warming. A carbon polluted air is not good to breathe in. Its bad for our lungs and eventually we could get very ill. Therefore, Renewable energy is healthy for the environment.

  • More Sustainable Energy

    Coal and Oil is running out along with the fossil fuels with it, not only is it polluting our Earth but soon it will dry out completely, therefore the world will have no choice but to go to renewable energy. Therefore if we do not act soon, many areas of our world are left without energy and will not have energy for at least 5 years! We should STOP polluting our world and go to a much cleaner resource.

  • Yes, The government should.

    We all know about the effects of global warming but, the sad thing is that once we hit a certain degree islands and other geographical areas will soon start to disappear. This is all caused by drilling, submitting carbon emissions as well as, not taking good care of our unhealthy earth.

  • Yes because yes

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    In the year 2060 the United State of America would face one of its worst disasters, the instinct of fossil fuel. The United State had already used up about 60% of the fossil fuel, soon enough the United State will run out of Non-Renewable energy. According to Wikipedia it states that “The main energy source used by humans is non-renewable fossil fuels”, so I think the United State should invest money on renewable energy. The whole entire world

  • Yes because yes

    If the united state does not invest money on renewable energy the world just might come to an end. Pollution is harming the ozone layer is the ozone layer brakes the sun harmful rays could reach the earth and destroy the earth. If we do not want that to happen we must invest money on renewable energy

  • Yes, the US government should invest in renewable energy.

    Renewable energy could potentially solve the expensive oil crisis. This is why the United States government should invest as much money as possible into renewable energy sources. We should also remain investors in the current energy methods that we use. But it is very important to increase investments in renewable energy.

  • Renewable energy resources are useful

    Each source of renewable energy has an unique benefits. Renewable energy is made from resources mother nature can replace like wind, water, and sunshine. This sources are being used all over the world. I believe that the UNITED STATES government should start investing money in renewable energy resources. Renewable energy produces much less air pollution.
    Perhaps, the U.S.'s government should invest money in alternative energy.

  • yes they should!

    Obviously its the best source of energy. Its clean, reliable, Eco friendly! Why wouldn't the government invest? It might cost a lot in the beginning but then it pays off in the long run. Require less maintenance then fossil fuel combustion engines and the fuel source is unlimited. Tidal energy produces energy 24/7. Its nonsense to not invest.

  • Not only is it more environmentally stable, but in the long run its more economically helpful.

    If you think about, these renewable sources can be renewed. They can be used again for other energy or for something else. You won't have to produce as much energy and you don't have to worry so much about our atmosphere tearing down. But if we continue on the path we are on now, which is using alternative sources lightly, then our world won't look the same.

  • 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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