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Darkheartisland 20 points ago +20 / -0

Nah, they just want Saudi Arabia to live like kings while we don't

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okayokay 19 points ago +19 / -0

All of the above??

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GabeC1997 13 points ago +13 / -0

That's dumb, don't they realize we still need the oil for plastics?

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TexasPiper 14 points ago +14 / -0

No the common person literally understands nothing about the O&G industry, how things are made, or really just how the world works in general.

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LandOfLiberty 6 points ago +6 / -0

Looks like we're going back to the age of whalebone, pigskin and horsehide.

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Anon1970 3 points ago +3 / -0

ChicharrĂ³nes are ageless! Mmmmmm...

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GabeC1997 5 points ago +5 / -0

But there's no reason to not use resources we already have at hand? And what you're suggesting would be better handled with government research grants or private investing.

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JimmyJam 6 points ago +6 / -0

How do you store wind and solar energy on a large scale without massive batteries? What is the ecological impact on that? Serious question.

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PraiseBeToScience 5 points ago +5 / -0

One method was to use gravity batteries. Basically you use solar/wind energy to pump water upwards and when you need the power, you release the water and gravity turns a turbine.

Obviously this becomes impossible if your grid is at capacity.

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AussieTrumpFan 4 points ago +4 / -0

Plus, all the hippies tend to forget what needs to happen to make hydro power in the first place. You need to skullfuck an entire ecosystem to build a massive fuckoff dam.

I mean, once you've utterly destroyed an entire region sure, the energy it produces is pretty green. Not as green as the valleys and forests you destroyed to make it.

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