Re: Energy Sources now and in the Future
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 17:55:03 -0700 (PDT)
I have no doubt that many of the powers-that-be wish to emphasize the 
continuing, possibly even perpetual importance of fossil fuels, particularly 
oil and natural gas.  But to the extent we insist on these resources as 
critical to our economic future ...
   (a) we will support dictatorships, and bomb third world countries, to ensure 
access to "affordable" supplies; and 
   (b) we will extract CO2 from the ground (placed there a by several  years of 
photosynthesis), and put it back in the sky where it came from, returning our 
worldwide ecology to something closer to the atmospheric conditions of the 
Paleozoic.  (When it was hot, and hard to breathe.)

R Philip Dowds
Cornerstone Cohousing
Cambridge, MA
On Jul 16, 2011, at 3:57 PM, Norman Gauss wrote:

> The Dept. of Energy has compiled a graphical representation of energy
> sources now in the future.
> If you can display the above webpage on your computer, you will see that the
> sources of energy are listed in order of decreasing importance as follows:
> 1. Liquid (Oil mainly)
> 2. Coal
> 3. Natural Gas
> 4. Renewables (Wind, Water, Solar)
> 5. Nuclear
> Anyone who believes that non-fossil sources of energy are the wave of the
> future should take a look at this chart.
> Norm Gauss
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