Alternative Energy Is a Luxury

Every time I stop at a gas pump to fill up my car I’m reminded why on Earth are we still dependent on gasoline? We got low carbon alternatives like solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, geothermal, and biomass, but of all these crude oil accounts for 90% of transportation fuel. The answer simply comes down to economics and politics. Nobody wants to pay higher cost to be environmentally friendly. The oil and gas industry makes up roughly 6% of total U.S. employment, so it’s also a social issue. Our country is so reliant on oil that it will take enormous influence … Continue reading Alternative Energy Is a Luxury