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Ray

Wouldn't medical advances increase the danger and likelihood of biological warfare, rather than the reverse? It seems to me that the science is the same, only the specific use differs.

monkyboy

The calculations for the number of nuclear plants needed to replace oil are mine, Dr. Becker. I'm not pro or anti nuclear power, but even though it was hasty, I think my estimate is fairly accurate.

Oil, nuclear, hydroelectric, solar and wind power each have unique properties but they all come from the sun. Oil is used to power cars for a couple key reasons:

1. It's easy to transport
2. It stores energy well

The amount of energy America uses moving cars, trucks and busses along our roads each day is equal to three times the current capacity of our electrical energy grid. It doesn't matter how electrical power will be used to move vehicles around in the future, our electrical supply will have to quadruple if it is going to replace oil.

I would like to see a serious study into this matter, but not even politics or big brains can change the laws of thermodynamics and electro-magnetism...

Orson

I believe there are two more pertinent reposts to the sustainability of energy consumption problem.

First, Peter Huber's point that what matters is not the short-term cost of energy, but the long-term cost of energy acquisition.

One of our savant blogger hosts mentions that increasing prices fetched by energy in recent years means that the rewards for aquiring usable energy will be increasing, thereby increasing proven reserves. True enough.

$25/bbl prices are enough for Canadian producers to harvest oil shale, and they're slated to double production through this decade.

One of the most impressive of recent pilot programs in the US west has oil shale extracted in situ, using creative common-sense to keep ground water from contamination. http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/news_columnists/article/0,1299,DRMN_86_4051709,00.html
US sources are vast under this regime of oil extraction.
Estimates vary, but one surmises that 1 trillion barrels is recoverable - up from 500 billion twenty years ago, and equal to all current proven reserves.

Discussion
http://austinbay.net/blog/?p=597
RAND and Dept of Energy report
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002463368_oilstudy01.html

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