Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fracking; it's our own DUMB fault.


America's hedonist energy WASTE is culturally pervasive, inexcusable, and suicidal.
Humanity's fate is ALL about the overconsumption of Energy.
Yet, AMERICA Continues to WASTE over 70% of the Energy it Consumes.
(1) 100's of millions of lights unnecessarily burn energy every day and night.
(2)  We over heat, over cool, and over light our municipalities, businesses, offices, homes, churches, SCHOOLS, etc…
(3) Over packaging is the norm, and recycling is inadequate.  Our landfills are busier than ever. Plastics (all of which are derived from petroleum) are the cause of most cancers.
(4) Most Americans do not minimize their driving; road congestion is horrendous.
(5) America's incessant obsession with driving and road construction is the ultimate contradiction to sustainable living.
The ONLY way to eliminate energy waste and over-demand is by using the economic impact of taxing energy. A substantial dollar consequence/reward creates the pragmatic incentive needed to conserve energy. Until the price of gas is $6 to $7 per gallon, Americans will not significantly reduce their driving. Crude oil must be taxed at $160 per barrel(42 gal) and this 'energy consumption tax' be OFFSET by making Federal Income Tax begin at $60k. (Reducing energy demand would cause import costs to fall proportionately to reduced 'demand. Worldwide implementation of "energy consumption taxes" would bring oil prices down dramatically.)
Ford, GM, and Chrysler continue to compete in an industry over-saturated with car makers. They should be the first to transition to the lucrative business of building solar and wind 'energy producers' for the world's 6.7 BILLION people reason$.  They already have the needed infrastructure to mass produce, sell, and install these products.  Failure to innovate the auto industry away from energy consumption to energy production will ultimately cause the ruin our economy and the environment.
The world's dwindling fossil fuel 'supply cannot continue to support energy 'demand.  China, India, and other former 'developing countries' have just begun to compete for the world's remaining fossil fuel.  Continued global demand for energy can ONLY be satisfied with conservation and sustainable energy sources.
Global warming continues to increases with our persistent waste and overuse of fossil fuels.  Human extinction will be the reward for our failure to rapidly and broadly implement renewable energy supplies.  The incentives necessary to implement sustainable and renewable energy supplies can ONLY occur when we employ the economics of TAXING ENERGY.
Look around you; the energy waste is EVERYWHERE !!
Use your influence and resources to promote Energy Conservation.
Americans need to be ever reminded/told to STOP the/our/your Energy WASTE !
Lowell Michalove,PhD   Energy Conservation Advocate
Lmmicha@gmail.com
336-467-1293

Monday, November 26, 2012

The ONLY way to attain a sustainable economy is to attain sustainable energy supplies entirely based on renewable energy. This 'transformation would easily provide the largest possible economic stimuli to World economies, IF done intelligently and on a massive scale. 
Historically, economic growth in America has been facilitated by increases in fossil fuel demand. The 'peak in the World's fossil fuel supply has placed us at an economic cliff and at the threshold of irreversible global warming. 
Read "Small is Beautiful" by English economist E.F. Shumacher 
Also, StopTheEnergyWaste.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 14, 2010

AMERICA continues to WASTE over 70% of the energy we consume.

1- 100’s of MILLIONS of lights burn unnecessarily every day and night.
2- We overheat, overcool, and overDRIVE as if it does not matter.

SCHOOLS, government, businesses, and industries are the worst offenders.

EDF, GREENPEACE, and all the other environmental groups should be SCREAMING for AMERICANS to Stop our hedonist energy WASTE !!!

Media and government need ongoing public service announcements demanding a STOP to the ridiculous idea that it is culturally okay to continue wasting energy. WAKE up America !

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

AMERICA continues to WASTE over 70% of the energy it consumes.
Our hedonist energy waste is culturally pervasive, and abominable !

(1)100's of millions of lights burn unnecessarily during the day and night.
(2) We overheat and overcool our homes, businesses, offices, churches, SCHOOLS, etc...
GOVERNMENT, Business, and Industry are the most egregious offenders(3) Recycling is inadequate, over packaging is the norm, our landfills are busier than ever. (Plastics are the ultimate polluter.)
(4) Most Americans do not minimize their driving; road congestion is horrendous.
(5) America's incessant obsession with road construction is the ultimate contradiction.

The only way to eliminate over demand and energy waste is by using the economic impact of taxing energy.
Only with a substantial and tangible dollar consequence, will most Americans care to conserve. Crude oil must be taxed at $160 per barrel(42 gal) and 'offset' by making Federal Income Tax begin at $60k. Until the price of gas is $6 to $8 per gallon, Americans will not reduce their over consumption and energy waste. In the mean time, the USA continues its hedonist energy waste and gives away its economic and political wealth to the Middle East via OPEC. Know that Islamic dominated OPEC is glad to allow supply and demand market forces to drive energy prices to $8/gallon.

Mass transit must become FREE, SAFE, CLEAN, and CONVENIENT, thereby rewarding those who reduce their driving.

The world cannot continue to support all the automakers. Yet; Ford, GM, & Chrysler continue 'to do business as usual'. Quickly, they must transition to the lucrative business of building solar and wind 'energy producers' for the world's 6.7 BILLION people reason$. Failure to innovate from energy consumption to energy production will cause their ruin.

Global warming continues to increase with our persistent waste and overuse of fossil fuels. Extinction will be our reward if we fail to STOP the Energy WASTE. Incentives necessary to create sustainable and renewable energy supplies will occur only if we implement the economics of Taxing Energy.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

America's hedonist Energy Waste

America Wastes over 70% of the Energy it Consumes.
Our cultural hedonist energy waste is pervasive and tragic !

(1) 100's of millions of lights burn unnecessary during the day and night.
(2) We over heat and over cool our homes, businesses, offices,
schools, churches, etc... (government buildings waste the most).
(3) Recycling is inadequate. Our landfills are busier than ever.
Over packaging is the norm. (Plastics are the ultimate polluter).
(4) Most Americans do not minimize their driving. Road congestion is horrendous.
(5) America's obsession with road construction is the ultimate contradiction.

The only way to eliminate over demand and energy waste is by using the economic impact of taxing energy. Crude oil needs to be taxed at $160 per barrel(42 gal) and 'offset' by making Federal Income Tax begin at $60k.
Only with a substantial and tangible dollar reward/consequence, will Americans care to conserve. Until the price of gas is $4 to $6 per gallon, Americans will not reduce their over consumption and energy waste.
In the mean time, the USA continues its hedonist energy waste and gives away its economic and political wealth.

Ford and General Motors continue toward bankruptcy.
They must quickly transition to the lucrative business of building solar and wind 'energy producers' for the world's 6.7 BILLION people reason$. America can no longer continue to 'do business as usual'. The world cannot continue to support all the automakers. We will run out of petroleum before 2050!
Mass transit must become FREE, SAFE, CLEAN, and CONVENIENT, thereby rewarding those who reduce their driving.

Global warming continues to increase with our persistent waste and overuse of fossil fuels.
The incentives necessary to create sustainable and renewable energy supplies can ONLY occur when we implement the economics of TAXING ENERGY.