Stubborn on conservation

02/06/2006
I have little quarrel with your comments about Congress’s failure to address oil supply, but you continually amaze me with your stubbornly consistent line on conservation. You say that alternative energy sources and conservation “can in no way displace meaningful amounts of oil, gas, or coal-especially in a market that will expand as long as the economy grows.” If you mean that these sources are not likely to actually reduce oil use, I would agree...at least for a number of years. But oil use will continue to grow without significant conservation measures. Here such measures certainly can “displace meaningful quantities,” reducing the rate of growth of oil us...
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