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Regulation and Energy - Let's Be Fair and Not Cut Off The Hand Which Feeds Us

July 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 163

Most folks would agree we need at least some regulation when it comes to energy and fuel, still, most of those screaming about more regulation focus all their attention on the fossil fuels, than on the alternative energy side of things. Believe me when I tell you that there are laws of physics involved in conversion of energy into electricity or fuel, and anytime you harvest or generate from type of energy to create work, you run into issues of waste, efficiency, and production challenges - that's the reality, so let's discuss this shall we?

Not so long ago, an individual explained to me that he'd certainly like to see more oversight when it comes to energy regulation, and he'd also like to create new innovative ways to make energy as well. Okay, that sounds great. Still, before we get into all this, one should take a look at where we are falling down. Such things as the CO2 needed to make concrete, or the steel towers for win-turbines for instance, and really that's just one of the issues of our lopsided and bias energy regulations.

You see, it takes coking coal to get the temperature correct for making steel and that puts out soot and CO2. And CO2 is a waste product of making concrete as well, and I am not saying CO2 is evil as some do, but why the double standards? Therefore, I indicated to my acquaintance, that when he mentions his desire to develop and regulate new energy forms, that we need to consider other issues too, so I asked; "what specifically do you feel would be the first order of business?"

Again some more examples and thinking here; for instance, wind turbine ultrasound issues, solar cell etching compound use, fracking oversight, subsidies on biofuels, ocean wave energy sea life mitigation, clean-coal capture, hydrogen cell advection fog creation, hazardous waste car battery disposal, hydro-power over regulation, tar sands water treatment? What issues should we be concerned with here?

And when it comes to alternative energy such as large solar farms what about putting in the power transmission lines to the middle of nowhere into the desert to connect up to it? Then for those in the steel pipe sector, again it takes CO2 to make those pipes, and how about the need to require ethanol pipe ceramic linings and spill catch systems when moving biofuels?

You see, the reality is, we need energy, lots of it, and it must be low-priced, abundant, and completely reliable - regardless of what's used? Perhaps, you my reader would you agree or do you have other thoughts on this - or other points of contention? Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net

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