U.S. Energy Policy: Oil Wars and Drill-Baby-Drill to Keep Autos Running?

  • Alice J. FriedemannEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)


Peak oil has been politicized. People who warn about it have been marginalized, denigrated as doomsters, called Chicken Little. At the time this book is being written, gasoline is cheaper than it has been in a decade. But the concept of peak oil really is just simple common sense: Sooner or later, the amount of oil coming out of the ground will begin to decline. You can argue about when, but not whether. When the time comes that world oil production begins its inexorable decline, the world will have reached peak oil.


Energy Security Corn Ethanol Light Truck Energy Independence Corporate Average Fuel Economy 
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  1. 1.OaklandUSA

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