Friday, January 28, 2005

The Myth of Energy Independence

In the October 11, 2004 issue of The New Yorker, this article from John Cassidy on the failure of "energy independence". He talks briefly about peak oil as one of many reasons the U.S. isn't likely to kick its habit of foreign fuel dependence any time soon. "No prominent politician will say it publicly, but from an energy perspective an extended period of higher fuel prices might well be just what the country needs." Indeed.