As brainy as Americans can be, how it is we don't have a cheap alternative for energy that is clean is beyond me.
We should have some super fast way to re-charge batteries from solar sources.
We need to be imaginative and come up with stuff so we can tell the Arab countries to keep their oil.
Solar microwave satellites would be an unlimited energy source.
We DO have that way - it's called nuclear power. Once again, the liberals won't allow it because it makes sense. They scream loudly enough, and often enough, even reasonable people start to listen to them. Global warming, anyone? Suckers...........How about "The oil is going to run out (fossil fuels, doncha know)!!"? OK, so just how many dinosaurs died on Titan to provide a methane atmosphere there? (Not to mention Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, etc.) Just ask any environmentalist to explain that one.
They need to either allow drilling for our own resources, or allow our technology to overcome the obstacle they just placed in the way. They can't have it both ways. Not anymore.
We have cheap energy sources, it's illegal to use them. The environmentalists will find reasons to ban any new cheap energy sources. Their agenda is not to stop pollution. It's to destroy Western Civilization.
Who wants cheap?
I love these controls. The EPA and the Envorweinies are my friends. As a capitalist I actually send money to the Socialist Sierra Club just to keep the supply tight to keep anyone from building a new refinery.
As far as obstacles from our liberals in government, well no problem because the price is right to drill deeper at a profit now.
You see I'm in a very private club that owns millions of shares of oil stocks.
For example I own 155,274 shares of (COP) at $1.86 per share will gross me ballpark $288,828.00 per year. So why would I what cheap oil.
I own a some of all of these fine oil companies listed in this link.
You must have oil dividens if you play on a motor yacht.
sudden growth or an explosion in new energy technologies would destroy multinational energy monoliths. for that reason alone it will never be allowed.
they will allow technology to advance only at a pace that enables the current 'big players' to have a major piece of the emerging energy technology pies...
no self respecting pubbie or democrat is going to kill off or other wise disenfranchise their biggest $$$ supporters and allies in the energy drama club.
but I do agree with your "should haves" heartily.
The world does not run on batteries. They are not very efficient, and they are expensive, and heavy. Technology is never stagnant, but time is a factor and technology cannot be rushed, (no pun intended). We have our cheap clean technology, at the moment it happens to be oil. I don't see anything on the horizon that is going to replace oil anytime soon, as in 20, 30, even 50 years, and before 50 years, there may be an event take place which will give us a quantum leap in technology unknown since the beginning of time. Time will tell.