The 5 Worst 'Alternative' Energy Sources

Everyone agrees we're in an energy crisis, and everyone agrees we have to wean ourselves from foreign oil. General Motors sent its fuel-sipping Chevrolet Volt on a 1,776-mile drive from Austin, Texas to New York City, where it arrived on Independence Day last year. "Freedom from what?" I asked a Chevy representative. "It has multiple meanings," he said.

Indeed it does. There are a lot of ways to wean ourselves from OPEC crude, but unfortunately a lot of them have unforeseen problems—the cure could be worse than the disease. Let's examine some energy alternatives and the seemingly insurmountable problems they face:

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The 5 Worst "Alternative" Energy Sources(CLONED)