Now this might be easy for me to say as I sit here in my house owned by my parents without a million dollars in the bank like the big oil and gas companies, but I really feel like if I were in charge I would feel absolutely compelled to create some sort of tax break for those who are trying to make the change to solar power.
I really can’t even fathom the thought of big business guys sitting in a room thinking of ways they can take pay cuts for anyone, let alone for people who are trying to take their business away. Could you imagine if every person went with solar panels and not from electric companies?
I guess that’s just the way the world works though, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
What Will it Take?
I hate sounding so pessimistic about this whole topic, but I really don’t see an end to this problem until we are faced with devastating consequences. Sometimes I look at our country and the problems we have like a college student looks at a term paper.
Who hasn’t done this? You know you have all semester to work on a paper that is going to be due, but you end up waiting to the last possible minute to pull an all nighter and power through just in time to turn it in. That’s the way I look at our energy crisis. We are going to wait and wait around until that “term paper” is due and we are all neck deep in ocean water.
Has anyone else found that even though comedians obviously poke fun at a lot of problems in the world, their opinions and concerns are actually spot on and completely warranted?
It’s funny because one of my favorite comedians out there today brought up an interesting point on a podcast that really got me thinking. If you have ever heard of him, Bill Burr will definitely be the first one to say that he isn’t the most informed guy out there but it is really hard to argue with a lot of the things he talks about.
The point he was trying to make was that over the 100 years or so that cars have been around, the miles per gallon that they get today has been improved so little while technology in every other regard has been improved so exponentially, that it is impossible to believe that big business isn’t preventing an improved and more environmentally friendly engine.
Less MPG=Less $$$
This is exactly the point I was talking about yesterday in regards to big businesses purposely trying to get in the way of alternative energy resources. Let’s face it, the oil industry is a multi BILLION dollar business and if engines all around the world worked so that they got 100 miles per gallon as opposed to 20-30, this would cost these all powerful corporations to lose millions of dollars.
We all know what the mentality is of these billionaires and what they would do to maintain their profits coming in.
Unfortunately, our Earth is the price we have to pay to keep the rich even richer.
If you were curious enough to read my about me page, you know that I am a recent graduate so I obviously have been gifted with an enormous amount of extra free time to read about things that I am actually interested in and do my own research. I’m not saying college was a waste of time but anyone who has gone through the whole thing knows that there are plenty of times where you feel like your time would be better spent somewhere else.
Now that I have this spare time, I have spent a lot of it researching opposition to alternative energy resources and global warming and I have found it absolutely fascinating. After much time doing this, I have noticed one general theme among those who oppose research alternative energy resources.
Follow the Money!
In almost every single instance of real opposition, there is some large investment in our current energy resources and looking for alternatives would cost those few a lot of money.
The opposition seems to be coming from a very select few groups, but the problem is that those select few carry a VERY large amount of money which in turn means a lot of power and influence.
Go ahead and look for yourself. Even the politicians who have no direct business with our fossil fuel industry have some sort of ties with the big guys up top who do directly deal with it. This means that the money the big corporations are raking in is being used and given to politicians who help make this decisions.