September 15, 2011
The 5 Worst Energy "Alternatives" (It's Not Nuclear)
Editors, Huffington Post
Everyone agrees we're in an energy crisis, and everyone agrees we have to wean ourselves from foreign oil. General Motors sent its fuel-sipping Chevrolet Volt on a 1,776-mile drive from Austin, Texas to New York City, where it arrived on Independence Day last year. "Freedom from what?" I asked a Chevy representative. "It has multiple meanings," he said.
Indeed it does. There are a lot of ways to wean ourselves from OPEC crude, but unfortunately a lot of them have unforeseen problems—the cure could be worse than the disease. Let's examine some energy alternatives and the seemingly insurmountable problems they face:
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