Originally Posted by go bowe
i could be mistaken but i think i've read somewhere that natural gas is becoming cheaper than coal for generating electricity...
and we've been discovering shit tons of gas in all kinds of places, even in ohio of all places...
..and once again Obama's administration has made it hard on them to wade through a sea of restrictive regulations. Yes, Obama has talked
a good game about natural gas but he has done jack shit in reality except to block and over regulate development.
Don't get me wrong, coal, oil, natural gas... all are dead ends that we will need to move away from. No one can deny that. I just don't support the completely unnatural approach of government mandates to do so.
Here is where my libertarian friends will hate me... I DO support government funding for research though. I'd love for private companies to fund all the research that is needed but this is too important an issue (especially regarding national security) to leave to any kind of chance. Good news: DARPA and the US Navy have been working in these fields for years. Bad news: they are woefully underfunded.