27 Aug 07
i pray for the same thing my friend but reality dictates that it would not be successful because of world economic reason. If we lessen to a stop our dependency on our black gold then there will be a disastrous repercussions. The countries benefiting from black gold (oil) would go on depression and that would create a chain reaction all over the world and if ever it would be successful, do we believe that our resources would be enough to supply our needs,thus ,depleting such resources.Besides, the oil cartel won't allow this to happen, even the use of solar panels, water,garbage and any energy giving resources because they would loose the power to dictate world economy.
20 Feb 08
yes I would say that there is some sort of truth to your discussion. major Oil producers are the ones that would be hurt in case there is an alternative source that is discovered as early as now. But i don;t think we would allow this nations to fall just like that they have enough wealth already and they could just shift to another sources of income as early as now. Dubai is slowly making a shift in the way their country is making wealth, although they are still fully depended on oil but the infrastructure they are doing in their country is gearing towards a different kind of economy I think to prepare themselves when the time comes oil is depleted in their country. I think they should start developing their land to be cultivable to and instead plant these crops on their land thereby making their dependence to oil as source of income obsolete as it will be in the near future.
23 Aug 07
Many plants can be used to make 'bio-diesel', and also 'bio-ethanol' as a replacement for petrol (gasoline). There IS STILL pollution created through burning these fuels, only not so much as comes from fossil fuels. The only truly pollution free form of power is the hydrogen fuel cell. It's a clever way of using hyrogen gas and harnessing the reaction with oxygen to create electrical power and the only by-product is pure water.