Our society is living on borrowed ancient sunlight

The fossil fuel companies have given us an abundance of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, coal, natural gas, and other fossil fuel products, that after 100+ years our society is rather confused. We think these fuels are endless, and there’s no obvious direct impact (other than slightly stinky exhaust). Therefore we…

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NCES 5.0: Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corporation, Addresses National Clean Energy Summit about National Energy Security

FedEx CEO Fred Smith discusses foreign oil dependence significant threat to national and economic security at the National Clean Energy Summit, stating, “The United States oil dependence on imported petroleum — after weapons of mass destruction and terrorism — is our greatest single national risk.” After emphasizing the economic, military,…

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Should gasoline cost $10 per gallon or more?

The price of gasoline can affect the outcome of the 2012 elections, the success or failure of alternatively fueled vehicles like electric cars, and the success or failure of efforts to mitigate climate change and other environmental goals. What should the price for gasoline be? That’s a huge question with…

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