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by Upscale Swagger on September 26, 2008









  • Michael Knight, PhD

    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 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 $200
    per barrel(55 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 $7 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 Islamic Middle East via OPEC.
    Know that the Islamic dominated OPEC cartel is glad to allow
    supply and demand market forces to drive energy prices to $8/gallon.

    China, India, and other ‘developing countries’ have just begun to
    compete for the world’s remaining fossil fuel. If global demand for
    energy is not dramatically reduced, World war is inevitable
    ( geopolitical unrest is directly related to global competition for
    energy and natural resources ).

    Ford and General Motors are headed for bankruptcy, which will leave
    100,000,000 Americans unemployed, ruin our economy, and lead to
    anarchy. America can no longer continue to ‘do business as usual’.
    Ford and GM must quickly transition to the lucrative business of
    building solar and wind ‘energy producers’ for the world’s 6.7 BILLION
    people reason$. The world cannot continue to support all the
    automakers. We are running out of petroleum !
    Mass transit must become FREE, SAFE, CLEAN, and CONVENIENT,
    thereby rewarding those who reduce their driving.

    Global warming continues to increases 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.

    Michael Knight, PhD Energy Conservation Policy lmmicha@gmail.com

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