July 17, 2008
You know, in all the strum & drang about oil prices, drilling etc. People seem to think that if we don't need oil for cars, we don't need oil. Even if we shifted to an alternative energy economy, and let's face wind and solar cannot cut it, even in ten years. We'd still need oil for petro-chemicals. Lubricants, plastics, and other synthetics are derived from oil.
So even if we can move our transportation infrastructure off of oil, we'll still need to open up new sources of oil so you can keep typing on your PC.
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