Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Very Good Reason to Pursue Alternative Sources of Energy

That is this: The Saudis don't want us to.
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said Sunday that he wants oil prices to drop so that the United States and Europe don't accelerate efforts to wean themselves off his country's supply. ... "We don't want the West to go and find alternatives, because, clearly, the higher the price of oil goes, the more they have incentives to go and find alternatives," said Talal, who is listed by Forbes as the 26th richest man in the world.
That is pretty blinding obvious. Does anyone not understand that if it wasn't for the oil under its sands, that Saudi Arabia would be one of the poorest countries on the planet, if it even was a country? The only other revenue generator they would have would be the annual hajj.

If we had any sense in this country, we'd make it a nearly Apollo Lunar landing style push to develop alternative sources of energy that don't involve yanking dead dinosaur materials from the Earth. But good luck with that. The Democrats are spineless and the Republicans are in the thrall of the oil companies.

(H/T)

6 comments:

Suz said...

Amen. May I link this?

Don Brown said...

-- This is hope. I haven't done the research yet but Japan is supposedly forsaking nuclear power and going with solar and wind. That just might supply the R&D and the economy of scale needed to make it all work.

And Saudi's can go back to hosting the Haj.

Don Brown

Comrade Misfit said...

Suz, feel fee to link anything at any time.

Suz said...

Thanks, I will!

Eck! said...

When you consider how much energy is used for convenience rather than Manufacturing, propulsion, heating and cooling a different picture emerges.

We waste a lot on junk.

Eck!

Sue Burke said...

Also consider that the Saudis are a major owner of Fox News, which is one of the major voices in denying climate change, because that's another reason to stop using oil.

But even if you don't believe in climate change, it only makes sense to stop sending boatloads of cash to people who are our enemies but who we depend on to keep our nation moving. It's bad defense strategy, it's bad for our economy. Any real patriot is for alternative energy, the faster the better. A "Manhattan Project" is in order.