America is extremely dependent on imported oil for the basis of our economy. We use 25% of the world’s oil, but we only produce 3%.


We faced an oil embargo back in the 1970’s and saw first-hand how disruptive interruptions in our oil supplies can be to our economy, national security and our lives. Prices went through the roof and there were significant shortages. There were long lines at gas stations. Americans woke up for a short period of time to the realities of what oil shortages can do to us.

Unfortunately, we went back to sleep during the Reagan years because we worked out our shortage problems with new import partners and the guarantees of big oil companies to make sure we had plenty of cheap oil for decades to come. In fact, oil was so cheap that it nearly put U.S. oil exploration and production out of business.

We invested in refineries and end-uses of oil instead of investing in alternative sources of energy. We should be 30 years into serious research, development and technology programs that eliminate our need for oil as an energy source. But we’re not.


Scientists estimate there are only about 60 years of oil reserves left on Earth that we know of if we use it at the rate we’re using it today. We cannot continue to ignore the oil problem. We must start acting to change our energy sources and make them viable technologies for centuries to come.

Changes this huge won’t happen over night, but we must make significant strides to reduce the amount of energy we are using right now through conservation to help bridge the energy gap between oil and new technologies.

Two of the best bridges we can build very quickly are switching to natural gas and clean coal technologies to make both liquid and gas fuels. I will post links to articles I write concerning alternative energy on this page.

In the meantime, we must conserve as much energy as possible. Here are several energy conservation tips you can use in your home, when you drive and at work:

11 Responses to “Energy”

  1. build solar panels Says:

    Thanks for making such a killer blog. I come on here all the time and am floored with the fresh information here.

  2. Prop 8 Overturned 201 Says:

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your articles. You obviously know what you are talking about! Your site is so easy to navigate too, I’ve bookmarked it in my favourites. . . . .

  3. Solar Panels Says:

    I enjoyed your blog – great work!

  4. Lalique Glass Says:

    You might haven’t intended to do so, but I think you’ve managed to express the state of mind that a lot of individuals are in. The sense of wanting to help, but not knowing how or where, is something lots of us are going through.

  5. solar systems Says:

    i dont think that there are any bad aspects expect for the fact that till date there is no very effective method to store the solar energy………..(semiconductors are used for storing its energy)

  6. Make Solar Panels Says:

    Solar panels are great, been using them for years now

  7. six flags magic mountain tickets Says:

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!

  8. Brent Morgensen Says:

    First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Thanks!

  9. Sherri Joubert Says:


    Part of writing is sitting there and clearing your head and organizing your thoughts. Unless you had something specific in mind to write about, it takes a little time to shift gears into writing mode. It also takes practice.

    If you sit down every day for 30 min to an hour and just write, you’ll get a lot better at it fast. Don’t edit, don’t correct, just write. You can go back and do all that later. If you write 2-4 pages a day, you will have written a book in a year. Not a finished, ready-to-publish book, but a book-length amount of material to work from to edit into a book if you choose.

    Best of luck to you!

  10. john thomas financial Says:

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  11. Valene Halburnt Says:

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Exceptional work!