29 Dec '14, 3pm

Cheap Oil: Nemesis Or Sideshow?

Cheap Oil: Nemesis Or Sideshow?

Next economics posits that for the global economy and earth's tolerances/carrying capacities to run in a mutually tolerable equilibrium, we must continue to make rapid advances in economic efficiencies in all sectors. For 7.3 billion of us (and counting) to thrive on finite resources and avoid the worst effects of climate change, we have to drive more and more economic output from less and less input. Fortunately, energy is one of the areas where we can quickly make huge strides in this respect -- but not with fossil fuels in the mix. On the contrary, in fact. Efficiency gains across the global economy in the last few years have been such that, according to a Bloomberg piece titled "America is Shaking Off Its Addiction To Oil," "the U.S. is consuming less oil per dollar of gross domestic product in more than 40 years." In part, it is this slowdown in oil demand growth that...

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