The hippy generation which spawned the green revolution includes a religion - a belief beyond reason - knowning that belief includes a sub-belief that all gas and oil (non-renewable fuels) would be the devil destroying the god head that is mother earth.
However, converting the united states to natural gas will be the natural path.
Fortunes will be made by people who jump up on this train now. If you're a welder and fed up with low wages, take a few momemts to learn this. Why? The train is leaving the station regardless of the radical green movement as it just makes an excessive amount of good sense and far too much dollars and cents.
Gas is already so plentiful in the USA it truly is being exported from special shipping ports (the very first two are in operation by 2014). The ships are exactly like an enormous bottle. USA gas is cheap and like water - it is everywhere. The USA is definitely the largest producer of natural gas and experts agree - it will be for about 100 years.
The seldom told story:
Climatic change has become called "global warming" as winters get colder plus the Great Lakes freeze over like they have got not for decades. (After some time it really seemed "wrong" to call it global "warming."
Some blame increased carbon emissions from industry and cars.
Yes, the carbon content during the air we breathe has risen very slightly - but man's emissions usually are not inducing the seemingly wild weather changes. The fact is, the big storms we have been having might have been considered "normal" just fifty years ago.
So, we now have one side from the argument says that the increase in carbon is actually small to acquire any result on the weather conditions - as the other side says increased carbon is dooms day. BUT either side agree - everyone in the world must work toward fewer carbon emissions for several reasons - if for no other reason than because we breathe oxygen and carbon displaces it.
I can't write this short article without saying that as we crush our own coal industry, prematurely closing clean coal power plants and mines:
China gleefully completes another new coal fired power plant per week! Sadly, for this reason, all our carbon reduction efforts are equal to peeing right into a bucket without having a bottom. Additionally, most of the carbon reduction efforts across the globe might be replaced through the emissions from a good volcano going active - as well as some erupt every year.
Why this matters for your requirements:
There is certainly just no stopping the push for fewer carbon emissions, for most reasons - love it or not. However, consumers is falsely generated believe the reply is to change to solar and wind as you possibly can and no matter what cost.
The nasty little truth about solar and wind would be the hidden cost. Solar and wind are crazy expensive and just work from an economic perspective because governments are heavily subsidizing installing these systems.
The chickens coming home soon to roost are this: We are going to need to face cost realities soon - no government can consistently carry the financial burden of massive subsidies.
Every time they turn off the "free money" (which actually funded on your part and me paying higher taxes and electric bills - you might be actually buying your neighbor's solar system) the party will be over for radical renewable power systems.