You are a smart and well read man. I know Oil companies will LIE! I spent 11 years polluting Deer Park with VCM.......which causes angiosarcoma.......and I am lucky so far. My cousin.....a Mr Prettyman......lol. that was his name.......he was a geologist.......he bought mineral rights all over Texas<quoted text>
It is debatable when the fossil fuels will run out, but they will eventually. We
seem to have a shortage of dinosaurs these days so we are using non-renewable resources.
Unfortunately solar energy is a tough sell for a lot of reasons. Most homeowners can't afford to spend between $30,000 to $48,000 for a whole house system that still needs to be grid-tied for the AC unit and won't see a return on their investment for 8 to 10 years.
Approximately 400 square feet of either roof space or ground mounted rack
space has to be used for the solar panel array to feed a whole house system.
If the homeowner decides to sell the house they will lose money unless the surrounding neighborhood has a Solar Photovoltaic system installed at their
homes as well.
I still think that having a standalone backup system is a great idea for
anyone though. Never need to worry about depending on the grid for
gasoline or natural gas in the event of a disaster. Hurricane Ike was
an eye opener.
Next upgrade is a solar hybrid system combining solar and wind power.
But I'm going to wait until we are on that four acres of land in
Brenham to do it. I even located a deep well pump to run on it.
In WWII.......his daughter died without a will in Fairbanks, Alaska. I know we are drilling in Titus County. I deal now with Exxon-Mobile.....XTO.......who have merged with Exxon. Phillips out of Bartlesville, Ok.......I don't need the money as 11 years in the refinery......22 years of nursing.......and a military pension. The money goes into my grandchildrens college fund. School started today......so I am freeeeeeeeee! Working with refinery rednecks was not as tough as my nursing years. Female nurses don't get along as you see from the three nurses here. Nursing is a very tough job. I have children of both sexes in nursing these days. I was going to work until 70......but after the stroke my memory is impaired. I try to be there for my working kids by watching their children. My favoritejob so far......I miss the bantering of my redneck friends at Shell. That is why I like to watch you and barefoot go at it. Have a great day at work today and keep thinking about retiring to Brenham. The air is better there.