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As oil prices fluctuate, so do the opinions of what to do about shifting away from fossil fuels. Gas prices seem to be going up, and that has boosted the calls for investment in alternative energy projects. Unfortunately, there's no clearly superior technology that's poised to take over. But there are plenty of opinions being thrown around -- here are just a few.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to put huge solar power plants in the Mojave Desert to help reduce America's dependence on oil. But isn't there a nuclear battery in his chest (from a Skynet-dominated future...) that we can reverse engineer? [url]
- Critics of wind and wave energy say that the environmental impact of these sources could be harmful -- if they were actually used to produce significant amounts of energy. Ah, the good old truckload of vegetables tactic arises, again. [url]
- Bill Gates says nuclear power is the best energy solution -- and that other alternative energy technologies are merely cute. Bill Gates is right, though, nuclear power is definitely not cute. [url]
- To discover more stuff on alternative energy, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]