You do realize that batteries are expensive, very enviormentally damaging, degarde over time, and are not suitable for large, long term storage right?
depends on long term. I have marine batteries that have been charging for a decade. The drive my shop, my tools, my hobbies and part of my house. All from 10 batteries.
How does opening up areas for drilling cost prevent or reduce the money available for research into alternative energy? It is not uncle sam drilling for oil. Exxon is not going to say hmmm....I can't drill for oil in anwar so that $3B I was going to spend there is now going to be spent on solar.
Ask Shell and BP and Phillips and the Euro companies. They might better explain it to you. Most of the Alternative Energy research has to be corporate or Academic. Guess who pays for that? Not Uncle.
Show me a mainstream, affordable, DOT approved, electric car that meats a majority of the publics needs and can recharge off the available solar infrastructure. Oh, wait that is right there isn't one. Who is going to pay for all of this? Who is going to clean up the damage created by all the heavy metals and toxins in the batteries?
I will be at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. I will give you a little tour of the electric technology and what you will see in the next 24 months. Who is going to pay for all this? Assuming you are talking about R&D, that would be corporate. GM has spent 10 years working on Volt. It will be ready by the 2010 MY.
How about dirlling as much as we can now with a plan to move from a fosil fuel economy in XX number of years.
Because it is investment in old technology and it is time to move on. Past time actually but past is past.
Acerage that can be multitasked...Yes because I often see corn and soybeans growing under solar panels.
Ever see sewage plants or sealed landfills or sides of interstates or roofs of factories?
Here is a safety hint. If your house catches on fire, you have more escape options than just the front door. Think outside the box.