Juan Enriquez on Bioenergy
I think Juan Enriquez has a lot to teach us about where to direct our attention concerning energy in the short- or medium-term.
Wind, solar, water, fusion are all nice for the long term but are just not ready to provide enough energy for our vast consumption right now. Cutting back on energy consumption is also very good, but won't decrease our energy needs with large nations like China, India and Brazil growing their economies at amazing speeds.
- We have to move from brute-force to intelligent use of carbon energy using biology instead of engineering/chemistry.
- Stable oil prices (implemented threw taxes) would allow innovation in the energy markets (fluctuating OPEC oil prices drive innovative businesses out of the market).