27 Dec '16, 3pm

Bit utility: energy 'tsunamis' could mean $10-a-barrel oil

Oil prices are a weird thing. On the one hand, we environmentalists often advocate for carbon taxes and other fees that would drive oil prices through the roof—thus limiting consumption and reducing the terrible economic and environmental consequences of pollution. On the other hand, when oil prices drop, exploration and extraction become economically unviable—reducing the absolute amount of oil that will be taken out of the ground and consumed. Ultimately, the dream scenario is this: Renewables and efficiency become so competitive that oil prices drop precipitously, this reduces oil company profits and (by extension) oil company political clout. Governments of this world then do what's been needed for a very long time: They adjust subsidy and taxation structures to fully account for the negative external costs of oil consumption. A headline from Bloomber before the holida...

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