Monday, April 5, 2010

New Energy

I am just thinking out loud.

How many people might be put to useful work if we really tried to build as many windmills, solar panels and other methods of generating energy by working with nature?

If some kinds of adjustments to the existing energy grids are necessary, how many people might be employed in every state, county and city doing this work?

If we really devoted our minds and muscles to creating this reality, how much could we decrease our dependence on oil and coal as a source for power?

After these things are built, how many people would be employed maintaining these new types of energy generating stations?

Could this be one of the best ways to employ people while producing something we would all use? Since we all need electricity, and there have been significant advances in technology, why not pursue this even more?

I do not know the answers to these questions, but I am willing to bet that the answer would be that it would be beneficial to pursue this course of action, and that many decent paying jobs would be created and the end result would produce something we would all use and enjoy.

What are the prospects that this will happen sooner than later?

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