Simon of the Playa wrote:
TOM check this shit out if you havent already....this guy spoke at TED and blew my mind.
I like that! Like I said a lot of answers to our energy problems are staring us in the face. Wind, geothermal and Solar are, IMHO what will be powering us in the future. Our infrastructure is set up for internal combustion, and a switch to bio diesel would be a less dramatic change, as we ween ourselves of fossil fuels. The algae idea has been around a little while, and would not affect our food supply. It was estimated, in one report, that an algae farm taking up the space equal to 1/10th the size of New Mexico, would fuel our entire country.
I'm a little pissed that Raygun derailed our solar research...and removed the solar panels from the white house. With the middle east going through its changes, we need to start imagining a world with higher prices for crude oil, and start focusing on better alternatives.....we should have done that decades ago.