A thread in the conservation forum has sparked the interest in my mind again. I am very interested in Alternate energy sources and have researched them in the past.
It is plainly obvious that we need a new source of energy. The oil crisis (which I predict to get better in the summer, just in time for the election) will ultimatly, and very quickly get worse, not better. Oil production, as in the refinement of crude into gas and other by-products, is currently at 98% globaly. It is not economacly feasable to open new refinerys in the US because of EPA laws, as well as treatys and legislation this holds true accross much of the world.
So, with that said, we will soon have to turn to a new source of energy. Solar energy isn't very feasible at its current state. Hydrogen production and transportation is extremly wa****ll and ineficiant. Wind power doesn't produce enough power per acre of land taken up, and hydro-electricity is driven by the climate.
I do like the idea harnessing power from tidal movement. It is fairly constant, has un-told ammounts of energy, and is clean. The problem we have now is harnessing it. If anyone is familiar at all with the topic, in very simple terms hydro-electricity is formed by river water moving through a tunnel and turning a turbine. Why is it so difficult to do the exact same thing on a coastal scale?
P.S. Sorry about the spelling, done in a hurry.