The Permanent Energy Crisis – Sun Setting on Oil
The days of petroleum profligacy are over and the world is going to have to deal with the end of unfettered fossil fuel use. Mother Jones looks intensively at peak oil (search) issues in an interview with Michael T. Klare, author of a new book entitled “Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum”. Of course there is nothing new in noting the role of oil and American dependence, but the interview captures well the depth and urgency of the crisis. How shall we house, feed and clothe ourselves in the not too distant future? We are hitting the energy limits to growth (search), and a dearth of progressive climate/energy policy means we are hitting it hard. We had best get going on developing some combination of energy conservation and renewable energy to keep the lights on.