This week, I have been thinking a good deal about which form of renewable energy will be the top dog in the future. I have been very interested in this issue lately, and it is something that I would like to study in college and possibly make a career out of. I think that it is a very important issue, especially right now with the economic crisis, our dependence on foreign oil, and our oil supply apparently running out.
Oil has been the source of so much conflict and money, and I think it is about time we found a new energy source. For example, some people claim that Bush ordered US troops into Iraq not because Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, but because he wanted unregulated access to Iraqi oil. This is especially prevalent when the issue of the terrorists hiding in Pakistan, not Iraq, and the fact that we didn't find any WMDs is brought up. And our dependence on foreign oil drains money from our domestic economy. So the question is, what renewable energy source can take the place of oil?