How are Solar and Oil connected? How can we start relaying the importance of Solar toward our National Security, Energy Security, and Energy Independence to our leaders?
Coal is extremely Oil-energy intensive to mine, process, transport, burn, and dispose of. Thus, as the price of oil increases, so does the cost of coal-produced electricity.
Natural Gas is extremely Oil-energy intensive to extract, process, transport, and burn. Thus, as the price of oil increases, so does the cost of natural-gas-produced electricity.
Nuclear Fuel is extremely Oil-energy intensive to mine, process, transport and secure. The building of a Nuclear Power Plant is extremely Oil energy intensive. Thus, as the price of oil increases, so does the cost of nuclear-produced electricity.
The Sun rises every day on its own and requires no Oil burning to do so. Thus, as the price of Oil increases, the cost of your solar-produced electricity will not increase. The only cost of your solar-generated electricity is the one time up-front cost of the system. Your electricity is no longer tied to the price of Oil. Your electricity purchases are no longer supporting the regimes of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Venezuela. You’ve just boosted the National Security of the United States. Thank you.
Think about this and then pass it on.
Always remember that inspiration determines your destiny.
Here’s a insightful article written by a school teacher in Michigan about how discovering Peak Oil changed permanently the way he thinks about everything. My experience and outlook is almost identical.
Here’s an excerpt from How Peak Oil Changed My Life:
Peak oil now informs everything I do. It tells the story of a future of great challenge and difficulty, for which I must be prepared.
Peak oil drives me to share what I know, and to go further, to illuminate the fundamental failure of our global culture to plan and prepare for its own future. The bleak reality is this: peak oil is not really about the decline of our most precious energy resource. Peak oil is one symptom of our civilization’s inability to find and follow a cultural vision of sustainability.