This article has recently popped up on digg.com, and i think it’s worth looking at the comments as well, because there are a few well-informed gems there. Of particular note, is the list of relevant wikipedia articles on alternatives such as solar, hydroelectrical, and geothermal. Of further note,there was an article on the realities of alternative energy from popular mechanic a while back that was dugg as well.
And if that wasn’t enough, here’s some info regarding nuclear power.
I’m not sure where to go in terms of a personal opinion on this matter. The global shortage of oil is real, and probably understated as a whole…. Gas and energy prices are not going down anytime soon. We may have to use more coal, and deal with the subsequent pollution. Nuclear power has a lot of promise to be sure, and has the negative popular sentiment that stinks of being a panicked over-reaction. But I don’t know. In the meantime, I’m buying oil exploration stocks and the like to help fund my ever increasing energy bill. 😦