Do you think the government is doing enough to find alternative fuel options?

United States
July 17, 2008 8:20pm CST
I sometimes think that the government really does not want to end the fuel crisis. I do not see them making strives towards wind farms, or solar energy or anything else. How do you feel? Do you think enough is being done to explore other options?
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@Zmugzy (773)
18 Jul 08
I think there have been alternative fuel options for decades. The technology has always been there. The political will has not. Probably due to the fact that the oik companies are where real power resides. As oil production starts to peak and then decline new alternatives will have to be developed.
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• United States
18 Jul 08
I know they have to be. they have spent decades working on solar energy as an alternative to fossil fuels yet we seem to be no further along than we were 30 years ago when I was in grade school.
• United States
18 Jul 08
they arent doing anything, the goverment is so greedy for money and so cheap at the same time, that they prefer to get fuel from other countries when we have our own here in the states. then have the nerve to say "we a americans have to this or that" im so fed up with this nonsense, you would think that had more sense it what they are doing and saying.. but it goes to show that the goverment cares for no one!
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• United States
18 Jul 08
I agree with you. And now bush has put it on congress to approve off shore "exploration" when that solution won't help for years and years but he is trying to act like this will make fuel prices come down? It is stupid and not right.
• India
20 Jul 08
Sad it is that Bush admin and the G-8 nations are emphasising to produce more oil per day, increasing the output per day, to reduce the oil price, rather than giving importance to alternative measures. I have recently seen, in TV, that a Japanese Firm has ,manufactured a car, that runs on water.. For one liter of water, it runs around 80 kms per hour.. sure this is an good substitute.. These alternate sources of fuel must be given top priority..in the present day scenario. But sadly, these inventions hardly come to the limelight.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
19 Jul 08
It is in the government's (not the people's) best interest to keep things artificially stirred up. It keeps us dependent on them and brings them money. I don't believe they have any intention of ending the "crisis" any time in the foreseeable future. Energy efficient technology has existed for 75 years, but has been suppressed. I developed a carburetor in the early 1980's that gave my 409 CI engine 75 MPG. It's a no-brainer technology. I registered the idea with the patent office, hoping to get it into wide use. It was recommended to me by the CEO of one of the major US Auto makers, that my life expectancy would be severely diminished if I ever tried to market it.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
18 Jul 08
I agree with you Sweet. I think there is allot more that our governments and big businesses could be doing to find alternative solutions. I think in mnay cases we already have the technology, but there is an inexplicable delay in marketing it.
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I think they are tying. I would hate to say they aren't when I don't see results, but to me, something more should be done to stop this from happening further. Yet another part of me who don't trust or put a lot of faith in the government, say NOPE.
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• United States
18 Jul 08
No! Our government isn't doing nearly enough. 2 terms of Bush and we're all screwed! Other countries have got it together, why haven't we?
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@aorgaeni (125)
• Singapore
18 Jul 08
yap, they don't plan to do for solar energy or use from wind farms. keep talking and coming out news that fuel crisis is very bad only. no solution!
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• Canada
18 Jul 08
The governmet needs to be working night and day to find alternative fuel opions. Sadly it's almost too late, considering the depedency we'e built up on oil. Now they eed to ome up with something new, before we run out of oil.
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