Oil Drilling Technology Leaps, Clean Energy Lags
By Jonathan Fahey
This Wednesday, July 27, 2011, photo, shows the computer screens and other monitors used by the drilling operator to drill into the Marcellus shale at a Range Resources well site in Washington, Pa. Technology created an energy revolution over the past decade, but Old Energy is winning. Oil companies big and small have used technology to find a bounty of oil and natural gas so large that worries about running out have melted away. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
NEW YORK, NY (AP) – Technology created an energy revolution over the past decade – just not the one we expected.
By now, cars were supposed to be running on fuel made from plant waste or algae – or powered by hydrogen or cheap batteries that burned nothing at all. Electricity would be generated with solar panels and wind turbines. When the sun didn’t shine or the wind didn’t blow, power would flow out of batteries the size of tractor-trailers.
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