New car technology. Solar, wind and companies that provide water. The new nat. gas technology for cars and infrastructure. Its good to be able to see the future. Think healthcare and bio-tech. Only liberals can understand progress that's why they call them progressives. Conservatives like thing the way they were. And they are the ones that get left behind.
Maybe the electric car thing will take off after the next bankruptsy. The 20th time is the charm.
In all seriousness, once they make electrical cars like the Volt affordable and profitable for businesses to sell them, they can take off. Right now and old combustible engine and weekly gas refueling is still more economical than a 50k car (probably far more if you were to take away government subsidies) and the cost of charging them each night.
So far most people that invested in electric cars have lost all their money...including the US taxpayers. And T. Boone Pickens the Texas oil millionaire lost his #$%$ trying to build windmills and promoting Nat gas for trucks and cars. Wind will never amount to a pinnch of #$%$ as part of the US electricity mix. And solar will not be much better. Solar and wind companies are all going or have gone BK.
Solar works great when the sun shines. Wind works great when the wind blows.
Solar panels that would be used instead of current roofing and siding on homes or the body on a car would have the best chance of success as a SUPPLEMENT to fossil fuel. Fossil fuel will rule until the day the price makes it the least attractive option.
Then go for it genius. But I'll avoid these "green energy" companies like the plague because, unlike you, I've seen it all happen before in the 1970s. Let me give you a hint what happens next. After a period of sustained high energy prices (which we have had), investment in fossil fuel energy investment and production soars, and eventually all these new sources come online at roughly the same time and actually flood the market with cheap oil and gas for years to come. The first think that happens is that any company in the "energy efficiency" business gets flushed away like the turds that they are. Even legislation can't beat economic reality in the long run. But hey, don't believe me. Learn the hard way.
Oh yeah? Back when I was your age, gas was 20 plus centa a gallon. I can guarantee you that gas will never be that cheat again. In the 50's when I was employed by Uncle Sam in Berlin, Germany, gas was near $2.00 a gallon (calculated from the liter price) The majority of the cars are more fuel efficient than back then or our gas prices would be much higher especially with so many more vehicles on the road. Many of the fuel saving innovations are here to stay.
Obama has the clamps on federal leases, but needs natgas because he's killing coal. so don't expect cheap electricity in the northeast this summer. there's also a problem with pipeline capacity, mainly from the wellhead (supplier) to the consumer. still, nice to see drilling technology leave green tech in the dust.