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  • I support green energy and I wish to see it more fully implemented.

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  • I support green energy in theory, but think it needs more research to live up to expectations.

    17 54.84%
  • I don't really support green energy, because I don't believe we need it.

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  • I actively dislike green energy, because I like the energy sources I use now.

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  • Green energy? Is that like when you eat your vegetables?

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    Do You Support Green Energy?

    This is a really simple poll this time: Do you support green energy, and why or why not?

    Could be anything from switching from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and nuclear energy, to going for electric cars instead of petrol-based combustion engines. Included as a bonus, recycling and water treatment, etc.

    That's it: Go.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    This is a really simple poll this time: Do you support green energy, and why or why not?

    Could be anything from switching from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and nuclear energy, to going for electric cars instead of petrol-based combustion engines. Included as a bonus, recycling and water treatment, etc.

    That's it: Go.
    When it's convenient, yes I do. I recycle. I don't waste utilities. Don't drive an SUV. That's about it.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Conservation is the best way to be "green". Reducing waste, not traveling to excess, keeping heated/cooled spaces to a minimum and as energy efficient as possible all help regardless of the source of the energy involved. Reusing material, repairing things rather than replacing things and planning fewer trips by motor vehicle (by accomplishing more in each trip) can also save energy. I have often wondered why more do not work four, 10 hour days instead of five, 8 hour days in a week if the job requires commuting.
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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    I support nuclear power as the main form of energy production. I think it'd be great if every house had a small solar panel and turbine set-up for supplemental energy. It would be cheaper, cleaner, and decentralise the power network, making it more secure. As soon as there's a viable alternative to fossil fuels in cars (hydrogen fuel cell tech seems promising), I'll support that too.
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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    This is a really simple poll this time: Do you support green energy, and why or why not?

    Could be anything from switching from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and nuclear energy, to going for electric cars instead of petrol-based combustion engines. Included as a bonus, recycling and water treatment, etc.

    That's it: Go.
    Green Energy is really a fairly tale right now, most of it does not exist without heavy government support and massive taxpayer dollars. Add in the little amount of replacement energy it provides and it is a loser to date

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I support nuclear power as the main form of energy production. I think it'd be great if every house had a small solar panel and turbine set-up for supplemental energy. It would be cheaper, cleaner, and decentralise the power network, making it more secure. As soon as there's a viable alternative to fossil fuels in cars (hydrogen fuel cell tech seems promising), I'll support that too.
    I couldn't agree more -- 80% of France's energy is supplied by nuclear power stations, and they have the lowest energy costs in Europe, not to mention the most stable. By contrast, the Germans have (hopefully temporarily) suspended their nuclear power, and are now having to buy it from... You guessed it, France.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    I support it, but I realize that it's unaffordable to many people, so I don't support mandating it in any substantial manner. I am a pretty low carbon footprint individual, who likes to recycle, and drives a car which gets better gas mileage than the norm, but I don't expect my personal beliefs to be put into law, and I don't want them to be law.
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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    This is a really simple poll this time: Do you support green energy, and why or why not?

    Could be anything from switching from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and nuclear energy, to going for electric cars instead of petrol-based combustion engines. Included as a bonus, recycling and water treatment, etc.

    That's it: Go.
    What do you mean by support? I'm in favor of all innovations that promise the possibility of improving our lives and add utility to our civilization. I believe that these new technologies will be of critical importance in the coming century. That being said I don't support massive subsidization programs for technologies that aren't mature. But I don't have a cultural aversion to solar, electric, or anything of the sort that I think some people reflexively have. I'm convinced that natural gas, oil, and coal will be the prevailing energy sources of the day for at least the next 20-30 years. In that time frame it is entirely possible that battery, solar, new nuclear (or attitudes and economics on nuclear will change and we'll start building them again or perhaps others will), etc technologies will mature to the point of being viable replacements.

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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    anonymous polls suck

    I support "green energy" when it is cost effective and efficient



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    Re: Do You Support Green Energy?

    I'm entirely fine with theoretical green energy once it can be perfected in the future. I am not fine with modern-day green energy boondoggles that are being pushed by liberals as a social agenda. When you can prove that it works and is safe and isn't more wasteful than what we currently have, let me know. Until then, stop being stupid.
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