Question by robert b: Should we invest in renewable energy and alternative fuels?
Lawmakers only focus on these high gas prices. I think they should look into investing funds into renewable energy and alternative fuels.
This is the only way we can successfully become energy independent. And these fossil burning fuels are ruining the environment.
For example they could put _______ billion dollars into automobile companies so they could lower the cost of hybrid cars, and _____ billion in the production of these vehicles.
Answer by whiteflame55
I believe renewable energy and alternative fuels are important, but it’s not that simple. The cost of something like solar energy is low in the long term, but extremely high in the short term. Ethanol may be cheap, but we don’t know what sort of environmental impact its use may lead to. Wind power isn’t transported easily enough, so it’s not entirely viable to use. There are other ideas out there that could work well, including water power generated from turbines that use the ocean currents. But all of them require a large amount of cash input, and that’s not easy to come by, especially with our economy today.
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