Friday, June 20, 2008

Strategic planning to get off the juice

This op-ed appearing in today's Renewable Energy World suggests some strategies to help us through the difficult ups and downs of our national (if not global) transition from fossils to renewables. It's getting harder to see how we can make that transition smoothly (i.e., without rioting when the fuel shortages really hit) without some sort of coordinated governmental policy, i.e., more regulation. Rather that than chaos.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

grasping at straws

Buchco is getting desperate to appear as though they're doing something about rising fuel prices. This LA Times article sums up their brilliant strategy: drill for more oil. Never mind that it'll take many years for these new sources to beginning producing; never mind global warming; never mind the increasing evidence that we've already peaked in global oil production. These bozos want to make points with those like-minded 'mericans who still think we'll consume our way out of the present mess.

Oy vey do we need new leadership!