• Uncle B

    Norway is showing that it is a nation of enlightened, intelligent people by moving away from oil. The Israeli’s, another nation of smart people are moving away from non-renewable fossil fuels, as are the Scots and Irish with tidal, wind, and solar energy development. France is nuclear and may run out of uranium, or places to dispose of spent fuel, soon, but they too have investments in solar energy. Spain is big on solar, Portugal is too. Dubai, an oil rich country, has a whole city running on solar energy. This is not a stylish trend, “renewable” really means endless and free energy. Once this concept is fully understood, the solar rich South Western U.S.A. will be fully developed and cancer causing, benzine molecule bearing oil and its sub-products will fall out of use and humans will enjoy a more cancer free, cleaner world. My ribbon is Pink. What color is yours?

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    First I second everything UNCLE B said.

    Second, It is very impressive what Norway accomplished BUT one thing still bothers me and it is the fact that internally they use renewable clean energy while externally they export Oil, meaning providing other countries source of pollution.

  • Martin

    Would you rather have us export our renewable, hydroelectric energy (with limited range due to problems with sending high-voltage currency over extreme distances) to scandinavia (which is already nuclear/wind powered) and then use fossil fuels in our own backyard, ultimatelly crapping on our own economy and furthermore crippling our ability to implement renewable energy sources and do research on alternative energy?

    That doesnt make a whole lot of sense

  • http://thealternativeenergyinvestor.blogspot.com Ray The Money Man

    It is sad that we have lagged behind in the U.S. but we’ll catch up quick. This needs to be the new industrial revolution.

    Great Post!

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    Great article!

    In my site, I outline how making small changes in energy consumption patterns in one’s life can lead to huge $ savings over time.

    The individual should do their part, too!!!


  • Kisna Kistnasamy

    I am looking for Norway – Year 2008 stats on % of National Consumption by source of Energy. See if you can help me

    Source % of NationalConsumption
    Fossil Fuels: Coal
    Fossil Fuels: Natural Gas
    Fossil Fuels:Petroleum
    Nuclear: Nuclear Electric Power
    Renewable Energy: Hydro-electric Power
    Renewable Energy: Biomass
    Renewable Energy: Geo-thermal
    Renewable Energy: Solar
    Renewable Energy: Wind
    Renewable Energy: Wave

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