July 20, 2009

Our Energy Future

This is kind of amateur hour, but it's still an interesting read, especially as we come ever closer to the steady decline of oil production globally. The thing that gets me about this is that it misses two important things...

1) Biofuels, especially in currently non-agriculturally productive land
2) Batteries. As someone in the comments noted, the author forgot, well, advanced batteries

Honestly, I get a real laugh out of pieces like this written as if the only tech we'll have access to is that which is available today. Yes, we need to plan for the future but we also need to plan advancement and invest in research. Planning like this would have led us to abandon the internal combustion engine in the 1890's in favor of steam engines.

Posted by mcblogger at July 20, 2009 12:21 PM

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