Chinese Drilling for Oil off Cuba -- Urban Legend!
You know that story we keep hearing that the Chinese are drilling or about to drill in Cuban waters just 50 miles from the
Vice President Dick Cheney, in a speech Wednesday to the
Are you shocked – shocked! – to find out that both Dick Cheney and George Will are bending the truth? From the McClatchy Washington Bureau …
"China is not drilling in Cuba's Gulf of Mexico waters, period," said Jorge Pinon, an energy fellow with the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami and an expert in oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
No one can prove that the Chinese are drilling anywhere off
I know, I know, most of us feel stupid when we get suckered by Rush Limbaugh’s or George Will’s talking points. I say most of us because a lady next to me at the Blood Bank this week insisted that Barack Obama refused to sing the national anthem, and she didn’t feel stupid at all.
For the record, I believe we SHOULD be drilling off the coast of
In other news …
The IMF says half the world’s population benefits from cut-rate petroleum prices, and that is driving up the price for the rest of us.
The technologies that could save the planet include improvements in the efficiency of fuels and electricity, fuel economy of cars and lighter trucks, plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles, and new battery technology. Problem is, it’s going to cost $45 trillion.
Many people are thinking of selling gas-hog vehicles. Do the math first and see if it's really a smart idea for you. Here’s a story that explains how to do that.
Sustainable Energy Transitioner is a peak energy blog with some good links.
Here are more details on the Export Land Model from Jeffrey Brown.
In an age of sky-high gasoline prices, more and more people are riding the railroad. Naturally, The White House threatened on Monday to veto legislation to fund Amtrak for the next five years.
The global harvests need to be excellent this year to keep the world from starving. They’re not going to be excellent. They may not even be good. Even the much-vaunted Australian harvest will likely produce only 5 to 15 million tons of wheat for export.
Could rising oil prices finally derail the globalization freight train? Bloomberg reports that global retailers may cut orders from