Oil is running out and coal burning is cooking the planet. The Obama administration just passed a stimulus bill with billions in it for alternative energy development. The question that remains is whether or not wind, solar and other renewables can actually provide for current energy needs.|
Many experts argue that renewable energy energy can effectively replace fossil fuels, while others have taken the current energy crisis as an opportunity to promote increased use of nuclear power and 'clean coal' energy.
Even if renewables can supply or current energy needs, do we really want them to? Do we want to repower the same systems of domination (with alternatives to fossil fuels) that got our world into the mess it's in today?
For those of you interested there is a great new website created by a non-profit in Santa Monia called Alternative Energy ProCon.org that has hundreds of experts answering questions about alternative energy in a Pro/Con format.
After reading through some of the questions, I guarantee that at least some of your assumptions about alternative energy will be challenged.