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United States Energy Policy Problems and Solutions

United States energy policy

Ugh! If I have to hear the phrase "drill baby drill" one more time. Regardless of your beliefs on "climate change" you can not possibly believe burning oil and coal for energy, and pumping it into our air is healthy for anyone. In addition, these energy supplies are not infinite, which means they will eventually run out.

When these resources do start to run out the end result will be rationing and ultimately wars over the few remaining resources.

Renewable sources of energy must be developed at some point in time. However, because wealthy energy corporations can buy off politicians left and right, it makes it extremely difficult to get a green energy policy going in America.

Solution: Instead of expecting current energy companies to build large solar and wind farms to address the energy problems, develop incentives to help home owners covert their own homes to solar power.

Right now it cost about $1,000 per 100 sq. ft. to convert a home to solar power. So if you have a 1,000 sq. ft. home it would cost you around $10,000 to make the switch from your current grid power supply to your own solar power supply.

As far as automobiles are concerned, there needs to be more realistically priced hybrid cars. Realistic being defined as having a sticker price no higher than $20,000. All the hybrids today are simply to over-priced for the average American car owner, and until those current hybrid car prices are cut in half, we will continue to be a gas guzzling country.