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Ridiculing Ridicule

Posted by Janus on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 in Energy Policy

So, as sort of an ongoing example of the level we’ve sunk to in American politics, the Obama campaign joked that if we allowed off shore drilling, we’d only generate the energy we could save if we properly inflated our tires. Instantly, of course, the McCain camp ridiculed Obama – his plan to energy independence is to give everyone a tire gauge.

The more rational of us rolled our eyes and sighed at the blatant absurdity of mainstream politics.

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A Call To Drill

Posted by Janus on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 in Energy Policy

My last couple of posts all revolved around alternative energy. In all the discussions about how to break our dependence on oil, two recurring themes became most evident: 1) the energy has to come from somewhere and that there are no perfect solutions and 2) it will be a few years before any of it could possibly be brought to market.

What can we rely on until then? Well, there’s oil and then there’s … uh … oil?

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Part 3 of 3: Alternative Reality

Posted by Janus on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in Energy Policy

This is part three of a three part series on alternative energy. Previously I wrote about alternative power sources and alternative fuels. In this article I take a look at alternatives that I’ve heard tossed around that won’t be able to break our dependence on oil.

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Part 2 of 3: Alternative Fuels

Posted by Janus on Thursday, July 17, 2008 in Energy Policy

This is part two of a three part series on alternative energy. Last time I talked about alternative sources of electricity. In this post I discuss the viable alternative fuel source options. In part three I will look at more exotic ideas for satisfying our appetite for energy.

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Part 1 of 3: Alternative Power Plants

Posted by Janus on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in Energy Policy

This is part one of a three part series on alternative energy. In it I discuss coal, nuclear, wind, and solar power and what the government can do to get us off of our addiction to oil.

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