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Prudent, or Politics? (via Mackerel Sky)


I was reading through an article in Politico today and was contemplating writing a response to some of the arguments and thoughts presented in the piece. Before putting together my thoughts on “paper,”  I decided to check out my friend Chris’s blog – Mackerel Sky – online (I hadn’t been there in a few days). Wouldn’t ya know it – he’d just written a response to the same article!

While I don’t necessarily agree with all of Chris’s viewpoints when it comes to the future energy systems (though we largely agree) I respect his straight-shooting approach to things like the magnitude of our energy needs and how this increases the importance of conservation and prudent use of our existing resources.

Thanks for the post, Chris!

To view the Politico article that inspired this piece, go here.

Greetings from Austin, where I’m visiting friends this weekend. This morning, I found this opinion piece on Politico, under the headline, “Why We Need to Quit Fossil Fuels.” To wit: “Past oil spills have shown that ecosystems take decades to recover. For example, 40 years after an oil spill off Massachusetts, fiddler crabs there still suffer from hydrocarbon poisoning because of oil lingering below the surface of the sand. “Now, we need better in … Read More

via Mackerel Sky

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  1. chrisdctex
    July 31, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Thank you for re-posting. And I’d be interested in reading your response to it! I always enjoy reading your perspectives on energy, given your background.

  2. August 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks, Chris – I feel the same way about your blog. It’s fun to read about today’s hot topics from someone with your unique perspective (and very different background than mine).

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