This is the first of many posting I will be making concerning energy production and laying out my plans for the energy policies I would like to see for Montana. Where the energy needs of our state and nation are concerned, most people are basically semi informed on the facts. They will either yell drill, drill, drill, Dig more and more coal, let's build more solar and wind power or let's grow hemp on a small 6% or less scale, or bio-mass use. Each one claiming that their one point of view will solve all our energy needs and create a self sufficient society and totally cut our dependence on foreign oil.
The pro big oil with the drilling have people believing that renewable energy is a farce and they will save us all with more drilling. And the renewable energy folks want you to believe that there is no need to drill. And so on and so on.
THIS MY FRIENDS IS NOT TRUE. Anyone from either side who tries to get you to believe this lame line of garbage has only lied in order to push a mis-informed agenda.
We have 3 kinds of energy needs in which we have to look at. Each one individually in order to come to workable solutions. 1)electrical production, 2)transportation, 3)heating. Depending on which one of these areas of energy use we are talking about dictates what kind of production means can be used. Our electrical production to cover usage will not be effected by drilling for more oil. Our transportation use production will not be covered much in the pursuit of solar and wind development.
Energy production is a major friction point within our society now and will continue to be so for the rest of mankinds existence. Like it or not this is the way things are. Although each of these 3 areas need to be covered separately for the most part there are a few (very few) where they will cross over from one to another. We will not solve our problems here in Montana by simply more drilling alone. The same goes for simply focusing on only more coal mining, more wind and solar, or more bio fuel/mass production individually. The good news is that we here in Montana are poised to take advantage of the energy production needs across the board and create a state that is independent from outside energy. This in return will be doing our part in creation of a nation with less need for outside dependence.
I will be over the near future going into this on a much deeper level, pointing out all the possibilities we have before us and how best to benefit from each. Bringing out the truth about the energy production myths all sides like to spin. Many will ask why I choose to do this. Truth is I have nothing to gain from the continued lies and myths which have been spread in the past. Unlike others in our economic/political world I have nothing to gain or loose by being truthful.