Monday, June 11, 2007

Serious about energy policy?

We are so driven by preconceptions that we are moving too slowly towards a sensible energy policy. I have commented before about unwillingness and inability to make good decisions. Too many people have different opinions. Opinions arrived at without any objective analysis. The fact is that energy conservation is a must. We are running out of fossil fuel while the world, except Western Europe continues to accelerate its use of energy. Alternative sources each have disadvantages or risks, though many are less than coal or oil. Yet we have to pick one or more and make them safe and non-polluting.

Lobbyists tend to not allow this to happen, entrenched interests and people with their minds already made up. This must change.

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