Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Dammit! Do it!
Response to RE article: Like the development of the internet in the '80s, NASA's quest for the moon of the '60s, the interstate highway system of the '50s, the manufacturing dynamo of the '40s or the Hoover Dam of the '30s, a research and development program would inspire a new knowledge- and skill-based flood of jobs. It would be based on a new vision of the possibilities of an unlimited and constant energy source that can be tapped practically every- and anywhere on earth -- right beneath our feet. There is no magic--yet, no super engineering, but there are huge potential profits. Chevron, ExxonMobil, Halliburton and literally hundreds of American companies know how to tap it; GE knows how to harness and express it; Calpine knows how to manage it; IBM knows how to make it smart. We just have to decide to make it happen. Automated coal mining equipment could put us down a couple of kilometers and drllling could take us the rest. Heat, not oil, gas or coal, is what we -- and our climate -- can profit from.