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Energy Independence

Postby jalan » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:11 pm

I was wondering why we don't here more about the benefits of energy independence. Sure , global warming is a huge problem but maybe folks would respond differently if they had something more positive to achieve.

What would be the effect, for instance , of all those oil dollars staying here in the US? How many jobs can be created not only from renewables but also from the cost savings that could eventually be harvested from long-term energy price stabilty? How many future wars can be avoided if the powers that be (US. China, Russia) no longer have to compete for dwindling oil and natural gas supplies.

Finally, how much savings will we potentially accrue from better health associated with clean air, fewer PCBs and other nasty chemicals associated with fossil fuels.
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