I Want Alternative Energy

Fossil fuels: are nonrenewable, contribute to global warming and otherwise pollute, and sometimes cause fire/explosion (at the wrong place; they work by combustion).

Oil, coal, and natural gas have a finite supply; they are gradually running out as we extract and use them. As drilling for oil and natural gas is discussed, I always think about their running out, over time.  Their use (at least coal and oil) pollutes and creates greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.

Alternative energies in general are renewable and clean.  I'm interested in solar and wind energies, though they're not always available. Solar is common, and wind is discussed. Wind and solar may be completely safe (except for birds and other things in the air potentially getting into a spinning windmill).  Wind and sun should be free of cost (of course the equipment costs), unless companies involved in those energies decide to sell those energies, which I prefer not to be, I don't know whether they already do. I would like for them to be used on a large scale; I'm interested in using them myself. Whenever it's windy the wind should be getting harnessed for energy, I often think.  Not just wind and solar but alternative energies in general sound good.

In transportation, electric is common, and electric vehicles do not produce emissions that contribute to global warming or otherwise pollute.

Wikipedia says regarding solar energy:
"The total solar energy absorbed by Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land masses is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules (EJ) per year. (exa- = 10^18, quintillion) In 2002, this was more energy in one hour than the world used in one year. Photosynthesis captures approximately 3,000 EJ per year in biomass. The technical potential available from biomass is from 100–300 EJ/year. The amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the planet is so vast that in one year it is about twice as much as will ever be obtained from all of the Earth's non-renewable resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium combined,"...........It sounds like there is an extreme amount of solar energy available for use and the world could be powered by it alone, at least during the day. But also, "Solar energy can be harnessed at different levels around the world, mostly depending on distance from the equator."

For a while I regularly visited the Facebook page "Gas Prices Are Too D*** High" (cuss word edited by me here), about gasoline.  People would post on it, and it posted regularly, mainly articles from the Internet.  Gas prices were rising a lot, and I liked to read people's comments about the high gasoline prices; we would share concern about the issue.  Anyway, the page turned out to be for just drilling for more oil in this country so that we're no longer dependent on other countries for oil, and there would be much discussion of whether to drill more ("drill, baby, drill") or go into alternative energies.  I much favor alternative energies, increasing their use. 

You're probably thinking that as long as we have each fossil fuel we might as well use it.  I think we should conserve them as much as possible and have them on reserve as a back-up energy source, while using alternative energies, if we get to using mainly the alternatives.
MDenise MDenise
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1 Response Jan 18, 2013

We all have cars, with internal combustion engines, the alternative is there in abundance! WATER! I did this experiment on a 2 stroke weedwacker motor, produce ON DEMAND hydrogen (produce what the engine needs, no storage)
ALL INternal combusters can be converted to this. Mythbusters proved (and screwed up on purpose) that with TIMING MODS this works! They purposely did not modify the timing and caused a minor flashback to scare people out of it. Ironically, your current fuel would cause a similar explosion if the timing were dialed forward! The solution is WATER / on board hho conversion!!

The only other "fuel" we need is electricity, the solution was long given by Nikolas Tesla in early 1900
Look up Wardenclyffe Tower.
Electricity created from THE EARTHS natural magnetic field, in such ABUNDANCE it could be spread wireless trough the ether WORLDWIDE!!
You know what the investor said? "Anybody could put an antenna on the roof and get FREE ENERGY, I can NOT fund without getting a benefit in my investment. Your project is over"

Think about it... Free electricity means: you can heat your house, you can drill a well and drink the healthiest water and use your sanitary plumbing, it would solve ALL OTHER energy needs! You really think the card holders will hand you this? Never!
But, that is what i dream of AND experiment with, myself.
If this nation...correction..Worldpopulation would start standing up against its opressers and DEMAND these things to be given back to the public, this will someday be achieved. We need a non violent unity, as in the movie 'V for Vendetta' and get rid of the keykeepers and open all the info for all!