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POWER PLAYS: ENERGY OPTIONS IN THE AGE OF PEAK OIL by Robert Rapier

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Reducing the RisksPolicies to Enhance Energy Security

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.

—Winston Churchill

A sound energy policy should take into account the supply side, the demand side, and the possibility that projections will be wrong on one or both counts. Energy policy decisions must also factor in the impact on current and future generations, and they should be capable of weathering changing political climates. Unfortunately, when energy policy decisions fail to meet these criteria, the result is a dysfunctional, inconsistent energy policy.

While it will never be possible to satisfy everyone, the policy ...

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