Monday, June 21, 2010

Eventually, with enough belaboring of the obvious...

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Maybe some of these people will understand, there is NO way to "get off oil" in the short term. At best we can reduce our INDIVIDUAL oil usage per capita.

Which in fact we have done, dramatically, over the years; primarily through more fuel efficient vehicles, more electrically efficient homes and appliances, more thermally efficient homes, and better coal fired electrical power plants.

Unfortunately, that's all been more offset by increased industrial use, use by the transportation industry in particular, increased use of other petroleum derived chemicals (plastics primarily), and by massive increases in population worldwide.

Oh and by the fact that we haven't been able to build a nuclear power plan in this country in over 30 years.