Saturday, December 1, 2007

Too little too late

Requiring a 35 mpg corporate average fuel economy standard within about a dozen years would have been useful if passed, oh, say, 20 years ago. That, along with a vigorous push toward public transport (think, railways like those used in Europe) might have cushioned the blow once the oil peak was reached. In a world in which black gold gets harder to find and pump out of the ground, and in which those few nations left that sit on remaining oil supplies become more prone to horde those supplies, I'm wagering that by 2020 it won't really much matter.

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