Alternative Energy Saves the Day

August 12, 2009


Our nation’s main sources of energy won’t always be there when we need them, when that happens I sure hope we’ve found enough alternative energy to keep us staggering along.

I know this from personal experience since our family just got back from a trip around the Midwest that was fueled largely by alternative energy.  Unfortunately we don’t have a hybrid car, the energy I’m referring to was derived mostly from caffeine and sugar.

Our son did not travel well which meant several nights of poor sleep for the parents.  At one point we drove a stretch from Omaha, Nebraska (home of Warren Buffet and FNBO Direct) to Des Moines, Iowa. 

While my son was entertained by the big fields of wind turbines pictured above, I could barely keep my eyes open. I was very thankful for the big jug of caffeine that finally kept me awake and helped us arrive safely at our destination; I don’t know if we would have made it without that alternative energy source.

So when the oil wells run dry, what caffeinated beverage will keep the wheels of industry turning here in the US?  I don’t know what it will be but I hope it’s as cheap and effective as sugary caffeine was for me.


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One Response to Alternative Energy Saves the Day

  • Kevin@OutOfYourRut

    Though it’s a much smaller country, Denmark gets about 20% of it’s electricity from wind power. Much of it is produced by privately owned equipment by individuals and small groups. We need to seriously search and consider the alternatives being developed in other countries.