Maddus Mattus said:Yeah, but no reason to be so spastic about it now. In the 1980's we thought we ran out of oil. In 2008 there has never been so much known oil deposites.ScanIAm said:*snip*
Sure we need alternative forms of energy. But there is still plenty of oil to go around. I always opt for a good mix, the old and the new. People think we can just flip a switch and be done with the evil oil! Doesnt work that way.
The video about the professor explaining that we need fuel's because their energy density is high and they are easy to transport, is very good watch. He says as long as there is no alternative liquid fuel, we will still be dependent on oil. I liked his idea to transform solar energy into a fuel, but I sure hope he can find een alternative to water. We kinda need that to live. And it is not as abundant as we think
We're facing the end of cheap and abundant oil.
I think we should use oil only as material for synthesis of chemical products not as fuel to burn.
Most of internal combustion engines will be replaced with electric motors within a decade.
Ultra-low-cost solar cells, i.e. personal power plants, enable us to use plug-in hybrid or EV.
Ultra-low-cost solar cells also will be connected as a energy network and pump up water or make hydrogen to store the excess electricity.
I hope this happen any time soon both in developed and developing countries.
Look at the thick smog in China. It comes to Japan on west wind.
I don't want to inhale it, any more.