We can have clean energy without eating up public land and spending Trillions to upgrade the power grid, but hey really the Government wants that just as much as they want to ban tobacco products. For the Government the question that always crashes the party will be, "hey what about the tax revenue
Mike Strizki says he's figured out how to store solar energy in a way that could provide the world with an infinite source of year-round, emissions-free power, but also says no one is listening to him.
Government Support Fades
Greg Reinert, a spokesman for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, said Strizki received $250,000 for the project from the previous administration of Democratic Governor Jon Corzine because the state was interested in developing the science of hydrogen fuel cells.
But he said the technology is both too costly and too extensive for widespread public adoption. "Right now, there is no real business application for it," he said. "The typical homeowner in New Jersey isn't even going to have the lot size for the storage tanks."
Strizki believes he is seen as a threat to the status quo of the energy industry, especially in New Jersey, with its concentration of oil refineries, and neighboring Pennsylvania, a traditional coal state with a booming natural gas industry.
Back in the 90's a Representative of an electric car company came to a dealership I worked at, showed us a very cool power point about all the projections for the future of electric cars for which I asked one question "HEY we can't even run our home air conditioners when it's hot out now, where's all the power going to come from for any real use of electric cars" needless to say I was the party crasher that day
As many as 20,000 electric cars are expected on Miami Valley roadways in the next decade, something that could cause problems if utility companies are not prepared for the increased demand.
Habitat destruction threatens the diversity of life on our planet. Renewable energy strategies that damage habitat only make the problem worse. Distributed generation such as rooftop solar is the faster, cheaper, cleaner and more effective way of meeting our energy needs in the next century.
This web site was something I heard from a green'ieee I never agreed with on anything till the last DAC meeting in San Diego, even they figured this out and don't want the desert eating up by big Government sweet heart deal projects. SO there it is if they want solar power, electric cars and open spaces like it or not, here's the deal ...TJ