Consumption isn't the answer to everything, and even with current levels of consumption, there is still a lot of wasted energy.
How many people do we all know who commute in a 4x4 3/4 ton truck, alone....?
How many of us over heat or cool our homes?
How many of our homes are energy hogs because they were poorly designed and built?
Turn a blind eye to reality if you wish, but a very large percentage of our energy is wasted, producing and shipping nothing that can help us make a buck...
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Last edited by dragondad; 09-03-09 at 11:29 AM.
Let me put it this way, finding new sources of domestic oil certainly isn't going to hurt us. Refusing to tap into newly discovered domestic sources is only going to increase the power and revenues of those hostile regimes listed above.Maybe. At this rate, we're not even finding fields fast enough to replace the fields that are declining.
Any viable concept that can potentially replace fossil fuels should be researched and funded.Not to mention throwing billions at energy storage and electric cars. Hell, if we could efficiently store electricity and setup solar panels in space....who needs coal, gas and nuclear?
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.
Refusing to tap into newly discovered domestic sources is only going to increase the power and revenues of those hostile regimes listed above.
The amount of oil in those closed off reserves would effect the price of gas by only a few cents. Ten years down the line. That's not going to materially effect any "hostile regimes" for the better or worse.
Stop spreading right wing urban legends.
“Analysis of Oil and Gas Production in ANWR“: 2004 Congressional Report.
It is expected that the price impact of ANWR coastal plain production might reduce world oilprices by as much as 30 to 50 cents per barrel [in 2025].
Don’t spend it all in one place, American public! [There are 42 gallons in a barrel.]
Assuming that world oil markets continue to work as they do today, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries could countermand any potential price impact of ANWR coastal plain production by reducing its exports by an equal amount.
Last edited by dragondad; 09-03-09 at 02:36 PM.
There was no infrastructure for oil, either, until the market made it desirable.
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