Wednesday, April 30, 2008


The McCain-Clinton gas holiday proposal is a perfect example of what energy expert Peter Schwartz of Global Business Network describes as the true American energy policy today: “Maximize demand, minimize supply and buy the rest from the people who hate us the most.”
-- from Dumb as We Wanna Be by Tom Friedman.

But increasing supply is not the answer either, especially if - as Brown wants in the UK - one is overwhelmingly looking at oil and gas. We need to regulate for, and invest in clean energy and more intelligent use (including but not limited to efficiency gains) and other actions to reduce climate risks. Bla bla..

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