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  • Jun 25 2012: We MUST use the other alternatives of fossil fuel, because they already exist. Fossil fuels have no future. Once we start investing on safe, cheap (or free) and reliable sources of energy, building one city every week will be a breeze. Let us imagine if we can use the full energy that comes from the sun every fraction of second just as an example. Fossil fuels have never will never be able to compete against the clean sources of energy from nature. Just in the Saint-Laurent estuary the company Hydro Quebec produces the equivalent of energy of all the oil produced by all the companies in Saudi Arabia. So, let us imagine again as well how much energy we can get from the ocean.. there are many ways to do that, where each one of these ways has advantages and disadvantages. Anyways, they are still much more reliable than using fossil fuels. The energy is overhead not downwards.. I find incomprehensible the fact that we waist energy by challenging the gravity and other forces to get dirty fossil fuels while we can get energy without doing that.

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