We have heard President Obama's address to the nation on the Gulf Coast oil spill. As expected, there were more calls for "comprehensive energy reform", "green energy", and "renewable energy". These have been mantras of the Administration since day one. I too would like to see a reduction in Americas dependence on foreign oil, but a major move to get off fossil fuels completely has been a hot political button for some time. The left will claim right wing loyalties to "big oil" or "corporate interests" and the right will point out the absurdities of "envrionmental whackos".
Although I have never been a hardcore science buff and Einsteins E=mc2 has always eluded me, I came across this article that explains the theory in a way that I found remarkably understandable. It also explains why the obstacles of renewable energy are not political but physical. It is not a particularly long read, but it is a fascinating one:
Reading the article begs the question...Unless President Obama can change the laws of physics or embrace nuclear energy with more enthusiasm, just how does he expect to implement broad, realistic, and impactful renewable energy policies?