OGJ Editorial: A wishful-thinking wish

Here's a new year's wish: less wishful thinking about energy.Wishful thinking scrambles energy governance. Yet it's inevitable. Energy is too political ever to be immune from it.But wishful thinking can be held in check. The challenge is great. It requires more than quaint efforts to "educate the public." It requires heroic struggle against virulent skepticism.The energy industry, especially the oil and gas industry, especially in the US—the single largest energy market in the world—should make the effort. It can begin by suppressing its own wishful thinking.Self-sufficiencyAppeals still issue from the industry and its supporters in politics for energy self-suffici...

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