Today, my rant is on the Keystone Pipeline from Canada. We, as a country, are supposed to be moving forward toward energy independents. Yet big oil wants us to import an oil sand mixture from Canada to be transformed into oil and later gas. We cannot depend on other countries to provide our oil and gas. We have to be self sufficient and keep power on the grid without outside help. We have every capability to do so right now. With the use of solar power, wind power, and hydro power we can keep power on the grid. By simply converting over our power plants to natural gas (which we burn off currently) and using it to stabilize the plant when green energy isn’t producing we would be completely independent. That would allow us to use all the oil we produce for gasoline and gas prices would drop like a tank. But that is not in the best immediate interest of Big Oil companies. Big Oil really hasn’t picked up on the fact that the Country is going to go to green energy with or without them. BP Oil has already invested in wind power and has 7 stations in as many states that they control from the 13th floor in a 26 floor building in Texas. They have seen the way things are going and have jumped on the bandwagon. Now to get the other oil companies to do the same. We as a country cannot afford to keep simply outputting oil. We need to take advantage of the hundreds of years supply of natural gas to supply our power plants. We need to take that time and have the advantage of wind, solar, and hydro power. We are one of the most technologically advanced Countries in the world and yet we still haven’t worked out a way to do this? We may be one of the most technologically advanced Countries in the world but we certainly aren’t the smartest!
It is time for Big Oil to take advantage of the natural gas they are just burning off. Invest in green energy and not invest or depend on other countries to support our need for electricity. They have all the money necessary to do this, yet they still want to keep the Country dependent on oil. Of course, we would still depend on oil for gasoline. So it is not like they would be cutting off their nose to spite their face. They would be adding a stream of revenue that wouldn’t run out.