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Forum Post: Why aren't rich people investing in alternative energy?

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 15, 2012, 5:56 p.m. EST by ronimacarroni (1089)
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I saw an interview with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

They were asked if they would invest in alternative energy like solar panels and windmills. They said no because it wouldn't be profitable enough.

are you kidding me?

If they were so concerned about the planet they could at least donate some of their money for alternative energy.

Wouldn't they at least try for the sake of their children and grand children?

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[-] 1 points by 4TheHumanSocietyProject (504) 2 years ago

Because it would shut down the capitalist community. Why make stuff that doesn't break or waste resources. Eventually there would be nothing left to buy.

[-] 1 points by ropeknot (359) 2 years ago

"cause no one wants to hear about the H.H.O. vehicle , etc..." !

A Different Life ; Oh No !

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

It will become more profitable when the price of oil really starts to go up.

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[-] 0 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

Well some people don't see that far into the future but I have a question for you. Who the FUCK gives you the right to think you have any right to tell them how to spend their money?

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

I have the right to say whatever the hell I feel like.

[-] 0 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

Ok so no right to tell anyone how to spend their money? Good just wanted to check

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

I'm just saying that it's a problem that's not going to solve itself and it'd be nice if people with billions of dollars would be willing to tackle this problem even if it doesn't add money to their giant horde of cash.

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

Yeah I know it would be but you have no place to demand it of them.

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[-] -2 points by capella (199) 2 years ago

concerned for the planet,.......what silliness. why should someone go into businees to lose money? would you?

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

If it was for a good cause I'd count it as charity.

[-] -1 points by capella (199) 2 years ago

how would you pay you workers? how would you pay your own bills?

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

Well I think the issue is the initial cost. I don't think mainteniance would be very expensive, I guess you'd have to change the windmill's gears after a few years for instance.

[-] 0 points by capella (199) 2 years ago

the cost of windmills? insurance? birds flying into them? and when there is no wind?