Friday, March 31, 2006

The End of Oil

Interesting review of the End of Oil,by Paul Roberts, over at the London Book Review . To quote from the review:

Here the positive spin that some green politicians put on things is exposed for what it is. There are some solid alternative technologies available, from solar to wind to hydrogen fuel cells, but the task of slotting these in as direct replacements to oil is next to impossible. There's little doubt that hydrogen is the economy of the future, but how we get to that future is not certain. Roberts proposes that natural gas is the bridge between the current fossil fuels and the next energy economy

Of course given the recent issues with natural gas, it looks like the transition period has already started, and it's going to get rockier...

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