Nov
13
2008

It's a new day in America: Where should our energy come from now?
It's a new day in America: Where should our energy come from now?Courtesy timsamoff
On January 21, 2009, there’s going to be a brand new administration in the White house. Defining the energy policy of the United States is going to be a big issue, and one that’s likely to get tackled early on.

The members of the Obama Administration are going to have their own ideas about how our country should get its energy, but what do you think?

Is green energy your one and only? Are you a coal man? A nuclear gal? Or do you fall asleep murmuring “drill, baby, drill”?

Some options are going to be more expensive than others, each will affect the environment differently, and some are going to take more time before they’re ready. So what’s it going to be?

Voice your opinion in Science Buzz’s new poll: Energy and the Obama Administration.

You might not have been able to vote on November 4, but you can vote now, and you can let everyone know why you think what you think.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Mandy's picture
Mandy says:

Obama's energy plan is too expensive. He's gonna rot our country from the inside out. Humans are not responsible for global warming--oops, i mean, "climate change"--so we shouldn't interfere with Earth's natural temperature fluctuation. So all the climate know-it-alls should shut up!!

posted on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 2:07pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Whether or not humans are responsible for climate change, I think the new administration is going to focus on more than just that issue.

Even if you don't agree that the use of fossil fuels contributes to global warming, the fact remains that they are getting harder to acquire—because resources are dwindling, or the areas they exist in are politically unstable/unfriendly, or geographically problematic.

We can (and will) continue to use fossil fuels, but getting them is probably going to be more and more expensive It could be that some of the other options will ultimately be cheaper or more stable sources of energy.

I guess I don't know all the details of Obama's energy plan, but it very well could be that it is impractically expensive. Do you know the proposed cost of the coming administration's energy plan, or what the cost of a more reasonable alternative would be?

posted on Mon, 11/17/2008 - 10:30am

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