Work on alternative fuel sources should continue to be subsidized. It's much cheaper than funding wars in the middle east.In many scenarios oil companies are given subsidies and tax breaks for their research and work into alternative fuel sources. That might be something we might not want to do away with persay if rapid alternative energy development is the end goal.
I don't disagree persay, but we need to understand that this involves subsidies to oil companies in many scenarios.Work on alternative fuel sources should continue to be subsidized.
I don't buy the argument we went to war for oil, but that is not for this thread.It's much cheaper than funding wars in the middle east.
Your argument amounts to arguing that a nuclear plant should be shut down because its scheduled inspection next month has yet to be completed.
Last edited by bicycleman; 07-09-10 at 12:34 PM.
no administration wants to be the big bad wolf, but american "can-f'n-doism" has sorely needed a kick in the arse for some time and now is as good a time as any. we no longer seem to be the leader of the pack technologically/financially/evolutionally and that needs to change 180degrees or at least get caught up and even to the rest of civilization.
by the way, the price at the pump in my town is ~2.50 per gal, even in light of all the controversy. we'd be at $5 per gal 3 or 4yrs ago. what is that about?
In the same way that oil speculation can drive prices up sometimes, it can also keep them down when people are speculating that a global recovery is not about to take off yet.