How Do Oil Companies Manipulate the Global Renewable Energy Industry and Why Are Efforts Not Made Towards Developing Other Energy Sources ?
The Oracle has spoken. President Obama, when in office, talked about Solar Energy at the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
Addressing a crowd of soldiers, commanders, and the media, the President has once again stressed the importance of non fossil based fuels and America’s fuel independence in a very charming way.
The president, in his speech stressed the importance of laying down a foundation on which America can grow.
America’s fuel dependence is a topic of hot discussion as it has always been through history. Being one of the biggest economies in the world that mainly runs gas guzzling vehicles, it is to be stressed that the United States is sucking a majority of the world’s oil. So what is the big deal? Can’t we just keep on importing oil from the Arabs and South America and pay them in crisp dollars? Yes and No. America can continue t import oil from other nations for as long as the nation bears the cost. For America and its position as the world’s superpower, it is important that issues such as energy security and energy (in)dependence are looking at with caution.
Assuming that the world’s oil is diminishing at a rapid rate, let us consider that globally oil will last us for another 50 years or say 100 years. What happens after that? What will cars run on? What will factories work on? How will baby food be made? What about plastics, clothes, computers and the millions of other things that are made from crude oil, its derivatives or through the energy it generates? Well as we can see, the options now seem to be getting smaller and smaller?
Is renewable energy a reality?
It depends on if you look at a half filled glass as half empty or half full. For years now oil industry giants have been controlling the global energy industry. In their best interest, the United States and every other country should use more oil and be oil dependent. That’s how they make their buck at the end of the day. Companies have for years and decades dominated industries such as the automobile industry, which runs on fossil fuels. It’s a simple question. Is it not possible for companies to put more funding into electric cars, hybrids or cars powered not by gasoline? Yes, it is possible but only if the oil industry supported it. As a result, we have seen very little progress in industries that favor alternate energy, better car batteries, and fuel cell based alternatives.
The sun has been generating energy for billions of years. It generates light and heat in abundance far higher than we can use. Solar energy alone can take care of global energy needs, provided it is developed. Imagine a continuous, dependable source that I am sure will by far outlive all of humanity. We won’t need any oil; there will be no pollution, no carbon footprint, and no greenhouse gases. To wean away from Oil and to use solar energy wind energy and other renewable sources of energy we need to move away from oil. Dependence on Oil is not only an addiction but a cause of war, greed and corporate lust. The only way to move towards something better is to develop other energy sources, to invest in technology now which can be used in five or ten years down the line. Imagine all oil producers worldwide shutting down their doors and concentrating their efforts on renewable energy? Do we really think it will result in nothing? Absolutely not!
To touch back into reality and considering the situation from the world we live in today, the potential for energy other than fossil fuels is amazing. There is a lot than can be done to achieve full energy independence, which will take time, but we have to start somewhere. We can start by investing in solar energy which contrary to wind energy is available everywhere on the globe? We can invest in technology to develop better solar cells, better power outputs.
What other day to start could be better than today?