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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven43 View Post
    Well, we DO need to end the oil and gas industry. Itís a polluting dinosaur of an industry, and itís irrevocably destroying our climate. We need more courageous politicians like Joe Biden saying what 99% of scientists/climatologists have been shouting from the rooftops for decades.

    If the oil and gas industry folks of Texas and Pennsylvania want to bury their heads in the sand and live in a fantasy world thatís their problem. Actually, Iím wrong about that. Itís EVERYBODYís problem.
    Politics is the art of the possible.

    This would be a great chance for any politicians to talk about capitalism and green energy. To talk about how a lot of the big tech companies are installing their own green power because their customers and employees demand it. To talk about the coming electric car revolution which is being led by US manufacturing and consumer demand. It used to be that people bought hybrid and battery-electric cars because of the environment, now they buy them because they are the best in class. It would be a great time to talk about how advances in clean energy are no putting on par or lower cost than nuclear, clean coal and oil powered plants. We got to this point because of government assistance, but going forward it will be all capitalism and market forces driving the coming green revolution. There will always been uses for oil and natural gas, but at much reduced demand. That's nothing that politicians will make happen, but the market.

    Let's not even touch on the national security aspects of using a lot of fossil fuels, sure we are energy independent, but the world is still dependent on oil from the middle east, Russia, Venezuela and a lot of other countries that aren't the most pleasant of people. We would do the world a lot of good by moving economies away from oil and gas. The jobs will be replaced just as buggy makers were replaced by the auto industry and telephone operators were replaced by companies that made routing equipment. Usually the new jobs were better paying and higher quality than the ones they replaced.

    A politician could really take the scare factor out of green energy if they so desired. The problem is it would require a politician to embrace and marry the environmentalism of the left with the pro business and free market nature of the right. Ones that I think the R and D party are incapable of doing at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    Politics is the art of the possible.

    This would be a great chance for any politicians to talk about capitalism and green energy. To talk about how a lot of the big tech companies are installing their own green power because their customers and employees demand it. To talk about the coming electric car revolution which is being led by US manufacturing and consumer demand. It used to be that people bought hybrid and battery-electric cars because of the environment, now they buy them because they are the best in class. It would be a great time to talk about how advances in clean energy are no putting on par or lower cost than nuclear, clean coal and oil powered plants. We got to this point because of government assistance, but going forward it will be all capitalism and market forces driving the coming green revolution. There will always been uses for oil and natural gas, but at much reduced demand. That's nothing that politicians will make happen, but the market.

    Let's not even touch on the national security aspects of using a lot of fossil fuels, sure we are energy independent, but the world is still dependent on oil from the middle east, Russia, Venezuela and a lot of other countries that aren't the most pleasant of people. We would do the world a lot of good by moving economies away from oil and gas. The jobs will be replaced just as buggy makers were replaced by the auto industry and telephone operators were replaced by companies that made routing equipment. Usually the new jobs were better paying and higher quality than the ones they replaced.

    A politician could really take the scare factor out of green energy if they so desired. The problem is it would require a politician to embrace and marry the environmentalism of the left with the pro business and free market nature of the right. Ones that I think the R and D party are incapable of doing at the moment.
    Kudos to you, PackMan, on an excellent post. 👍🏻

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