America’s energy policy blunders are nowhere more obvious than in the shale oil space, where it’s finally dawning on folks that these wells are going to produce a lot less than advertised.
Faster consumption + no strategy = diminished prospects
Here in the opening month of 2019, as the US consumes itself with hot debate over a border wall, far more important topics are being ignored completely.
Take US energy policy. In the US press and political circles, there’s nothing but crickets sounding when it comes to serious analysis or any sort of sustainable long-term plan.
Once you understand the role of energy in everything, you can begin to appreciate why there’s simply nothing more important to get right.
Energy is at the root of everything. If you have sufficient energy, anything is possible. But without it, everything grinds to a halt.
For several decades now the US has been getting its energy policy very badly wrong. It’s so short-sighted, and rely so heavily on techno-optimism, that it barely deserves to be called a…
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