Friday, February 19, 2010
It is five degrees F in the frozen bit of land I call home.
My home is heated by propane. Propane has become very expensive over the past few years, causing a rather large hole in the bank account. We live in a cold house because of this. But, and here is my observation, the large room is mostly glass and it is warm. When the sun is out, that very large space that I don't heat at all is warm and toasty due to the solar effect.
As stated, it is cold outside. My glass room is warm. Why isn't solar energy a priority? Why did President Obama make a large financial commitment to build two nuclear power plants in Georgia? This seems to be a backward step; dangerous and expensive. Actually I know the answer. There isn't any powerful lobbying money coming from alternative energy industries.
It really is a shame that the people and the planet are abused and used to further the goals of a powerful few. I don't think anyone who thought about it a little could truly come to the conclusion that alternative sources would not be realistic and viable if the proper resources were put into their development. Like the multi-billion going toward building those plants.
Instead we burn fossil fuel and create nuclear waste which we don't know what to do with. And I think we always will, at least during the rest of my time on this abused orb we call home.