Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Time to Push Forward

Gas is down, oil is down, fuel as a whole is down. The oil semi-crisis of the last year or so seems to be in the offing. During the spike in oil and gas prices, the American public called for alternative fuels; now that prices have declined, it is not time to stop. We must push forward to the future.

Look back at the oil crisis of 1973. When OAPEC (OPEC plus Syria and Egypt) declared an oil embargo, oil prices skyrocketed, forcing the American public to call for new technology, better technology. For that short time, we pushed the limitation of technology, including renewable energies. But when prices came down, the public became quiet.

We must learn from the past to prevent anything like this from happening in the future. Oil prices will not stay this low forever. We are the American public, we are the greatest nation on Earth. We can do whatever we want if we put our minds to it.


Anonymous said...

the american people called for drilling our own resources. alternative fuels are great, if they are economically viable without massive government subsidies.

Anonymous said...

I say, why not do both.