A new fracking world
Now i know there are a lot of people on these board who hate fracking .. but the options are either the Us uses less power .. has much higher fuel prices , turns to using coal more or builds more nuke plants .. After all the obama adminitration has been pumping billions into a gree economy that is failing to go any where ..
With fracking if we eye the impact closely .. we can soon just have no need to invade middle eastern countries for their oil ..cause we have our own here.. china also has vast supplies that they are starting to tap into.. so there will be no energy war between china an the Us ..
Also if it is being pulled out of the ground one places refined a few hundred miles away and sent somewhere else ..there is very little chance for speculature to mess with the cost of oil .. and the watse involved in shipping oil from one side of the earth to the other goes away .. and the rest of the world pretty much get to ignore the middle east after they lose the only thing they have value for to the rest of the world ..
remember though we did not move from horse and buggy travel to cars .. because of a lack of horses and the american whaling fleet didn't collape because of a lack of whales ( it was the cheaper to run foreign fleets ) ..
we are about to develop and or use tech that will greatly reduce our power use over all in the next 5-10 years ..then by 2020 solar panels will be much more efficient that today and much cheeper , with new and better ways to heat and cool our homes ..and more food will be grown locally so there won't be the fuel used growing and shipping cirn and raising livestock ..which accounts for 70 percent of water and fossil fuel use ..
and if you build natural gas electricity plants close to cities and build building farms close to these plants .. so you pump the co2 emisions into the growing areas .. because you know co2 is plant food .. you get a much greater benifit ..and your not shipping food and electricity from thousand of miles away ..
already with the new supply we can stop turning 30 percent of the corn crop into ethenol ..and use that to maybe .. prevent people around the world from starving do to the comming food shortages ..
In any case this is a temporary solition because more and better method of proding electricity will come online in the next few decades ..