News Flash --- New Investment Opportunities Galore

The price of oil is going up.  In the next 20 years it will go higher and higher.  Most of the supply of cheep oil is in the middle east.  As the price rises Muslim fundamentalist states will increase their wealth and squander it on weapons they will use to threaten our Western way of life.  That's the bad news.  The good news is that this situation opens up oppurtinities for good old American ingenuity and entrepreneurial enterprises.  Here are some examples in no particular order...
There is developing a new way of looking at energy with many alternatives on the table ... there is an excitement like that which spurred the first industrial revolution ... we are galvanized into action.  All of you young and restless geniuses ... SEIZE THE DAY  ... your fortune awaits!

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  1. oil prices
  2. oppurtunities~genius
  3. global warming
  4. investments
  5. alternative energy

Comments


Mark de LA says
See also my comments on 7159 about the drawbacks of most of these methods. One I forgot to mention was you can't deploy wind power in Ted Kennedy's back yard (Martha's Vinyard). I don't see anything new here yet.

Mark de LA says
seth 2007-05-09 11:23:10 7168
In this regard it doesn't make a dam bit of difference whether those are real threats or panic. 
WOW! That's your better truth? In my book the means to the end & the end itself must be true, beautiful & good - not otherwise!
Notice in 7159 I am not motivated by the global hysteria.  I have been interested in alternative energy for a long time - since the 70's. When one puts the desire for alternative energy with climate concerns one has to consider not making air pollutants, CO2 & too much heat.  I am looking for something new.  Passing laws & mandating conservation, while marginally effective, won't do nearly as well as capitalist incentives. So I applaud the notion of opportunities.

Seth says
M 2007-05-09 11:02:40 7168
I don't see anything new here yet.
Only thing new here is the spin:  Flash - the problem is not a problem it is an oppurtunity.  But even that is not new, Gore said it long time ago.   What amazes me is that so few global skeptics even acknowledge that this crisis, quite possibly, is the biggest oppurtunity frontier that America has seen since the California Gold Rush ... instead they see only the doom and gloom side which probably will not happen.  They are like a doctor who, having no effective drug, gives the patient a placebo, but then destroys its effect by telling the patient.  The fear of global warming and the fear of our reliance on middle eastern oil is exactly the edge that America needs to remake itself.  In this regard it doesn't make a dam bit of difference whether those are real threats or panic. 

Mark de LA says
BTW, as you search for opportunities be aware of things that look good on paper but are mere pulp fiction!


Mark de LA says
Solar power is not limited to solar cell arrays.  There are solar furnaces & more.  See this basic article for more & more here.

Mark de LA says
See also 7395 (;-))

Seth says

The doom and glome global warming skeptics project the view that reducing our CO2 emissions will be an economic catastrophy.  Don't believe them!  

Here is what a smart company is doing ... "By building the largest solar power system ever installed at a single corporate campus, Google will save more than $393,000 annually in energy costs

Mark de LA says
Obviously you are oblivious to the harm hyperventilated regulation & impositions by the government & stupid politicians can do to the economy.  OTOH, I applaud individual & corporate efforts to reduce pollution & find alternatives to burning things for electricity;  carbon offset boondoggles notwithstanding!  It's nice to have a lot of money to do things with. When the government has all of yours & mine it will be interesting to see if they do something useful with it besides spend it to try to get/stay in power!


Mark de LA says
M 2007-06-28 14:13:30 7168
M 2007-06-28 14:12:01 7168
Here is a company that uses microwaves to convert plastics (the demo is of tires) back into diesel level oil & carbon with a burnable gas.  It's much better than burning the tires.  Is it sustainable ? ROI? who knows?


tires + plastic + microwave energy -> oil + gas + carbon
While this is a nice way to recycle & perhaps reverse the trend towards pollution with plastics & tires, like the hydrogen economy it probably takes more energy than it produces.

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