Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Peak Oil" debunked---again

Still more evidence that the "peak oil" hysteria is bunk. See Clifford Kraus's article published in Wednesday's New York Times:

...Just as it seemed that the world was running on fumes, giant oil fields were discovered off the coasts of Brazil and Africa, and Canadian oil sands projects expanded so fast, they now provide North America with more oil than Saudi Arabia. In addition, the United States has increased domestic oil production for the first time in a generation. Meanwhile, another wave of natural gas drilling has taken off in shale rock fields across the United States, and more shale gas drilling is just beginning in Europe and Asia. Add to that an increase in liquefied natural gas export terminals around the world that connected gas, which once had to be flared off, to the world market, and gas prices have plummeted.

Energy experts now predict decades of residential and commercial power at reasonable prices. Simply put, the world of energy has once again been turned upside down...

The rest of the article here.


"The progressive agenda is this"

"The progressive agenda is this."

John Murphy, the Bicycle Coalition's Bike Commuter of the Year, confirms my conclusion that the city's anti-car movement is the only issue city progressives have left, since they have either botched or been rejected by city voters on other issues.

If the anti-car movement, including the Bicycle Plan, is ever on the ballot---and city progs will make sure that it never is---city voters would reject it, too.