So I can put you down as being in favor of cap and trade?
Although I have seen environmentalist warn of the dangers of every alternative energy source, I've no fundamental objection to any of them, and would love to see our foreign policy break free of the shackles of oil.
What I'm not particulary fond of though is investing huge sums of taxpayer dollars into dead end energy sources that create greater problems than any they solve: Ethanol.
I am also not fond of throwing money away to deploy technology that is not sufficently developed to make economic sense.
Your knowledge on this subject seems greater than my own and so I credit your comment that alternative energy technologies are viable, but what do you mean by viable?
I have read that in addition to current costs, the difficulties of night time storage and winter energy reduction, the efficacy of solar power is limited by the sheer space demands it imposes. Is it realistic to imagine enormous fields of solar cells or, for that matter, wind turbines?
Is there any reason (hope) to believe there can be a breakthrough in battery technology in the relativey near future or have we simply run up against an immutable physical limit?