We are heavily dependant on gas and crude oil to sustain our current lifestyles. But these natural resources are fast
depleting, and their recent shortages have unsurprisingly created a serious "energy crisis." We have all seen the
rising gas prices, and we have all witnessed the blackouts in several cities throughout the U.S. The problem is very real,
and it will continue to hit us harder as the days go by.
The fact is, these natural resources are eventually going
to become obsolete and the energy crisis is only going to worsen. Continuing to pour money into the research
and exploration of an unsustainable natural resource with a finite supply, just does not make sense. We need to lessen our
dependence on gas and crude oil by moving towards alternative energy sources.
Higher Gas Prices Coming Thanks To Bush
Our economy is down, our bank accounts are low, our wallets are light, but gas prices are sky high! The excuse is War,
but the reason and the reality is BUSH!
Ending America's Oil Dependence
The Natural Resources Defense Council examines America's oil
consumption focusing on the inefficiency of our cars, sport
(SUVs), and other passenger vehicles. Here is summary of their findings, and a
five-step solution to make
better vehicles and better fuels that reduce our oil
dependence with no reduction in safety, performance, or choice.
OPEC Is the Problem
Jerry Taylor of the Cato Institute
discuses OPEC's control
of gas supplies, its purpose and its role in gas pricing. OPEC apologists
contend that the cartel
assists in stabilizing oil prices and providing
stability in the Middle East, in reality they make the market less
and prices more volatile because market agents are forced not only to consider
global supply and demand but also
to factor in OPEC's behavior and its members'
fidelity to their promises.
Domestic Oil Companies To Blame For High Gas Prices
A report from the Consumers Union
finds that the
consolidation in the refining industry has enabled large oil companies to
restrict the supplies that make it
to the pump, sending gas prices higher and
leading to windfall profits.
The Bush Administration and Gas Prices
In the last week gas prices have risen sharply, yet the Bush
administration not only refuses to consider short-term relief
for the problem,
but won't consider needed conservation measures in its long-term energy
strategy, favoring its contributors
over the America public.