Green investments are still tied to the dollar and we are waging war on it. Alternative energies won't replace oil. You can't fertilize, weed and de-bug your crops with electrical currents. Petroleum will hit food production hard and that's when things will get weird. Commercial aviation goes away completely. Food economies are forced to relocalize where they can, and where they can't people will get really desperate.
Within a year I expect to be investing as much of my money as I can in a parcel of rural farm land and a super-insulated structure utilizing solar radiant floor heating. My wife's cousin is an architect and certified solar panel guru who specializes in those types of structures.
Last edited by Neomalthusian; 06-14-11 at 11:06 PM.
You have a vested personal interest in oil and that's perfectly understandable (I would too, in your position) but this certainly clouds your arguments.
By the same token, anyone who doesn't have anything vested in the oilfield can't argue the topic objectively, either; against oil and gas production.
The reason I ask the anti-oilers if they are investing any money into green energy, is because if it's such an awesome idea, they should be dumping every spare dime they have into green energy companies and recruiting more investors, so the industry can grow.