Skip to comments.Former spy chief urges oil cutback [R. James Woolsey]
Posted on 12/02/2007 10:44:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv
"We should not just try to import less oil," the former CIA director under former President Clinton told a Miami audience Sunday. "We should destroy oil as a strategic commodity" that allows oil exporting nations to hold monopoly power... Woolsey's wide-ranging speech went from describing how Americans' dollars at the gas pumps made their way to fundamentalist Islamic institutions to illustrating advances in solar energy technology that make it more efficient and affordable... Among his suggestions was California's decision to decouple energy company profits from sales two decades ago, keeping the state's electricity consumption flat while the rest of the states have experienced a 60 percent increase. He also cited Wal-Mart for reducing electricity consumption by 20 percent to 25 percent at its stores, a giant savings considering that 70 percent of the world's electricity is used by buildings other than homes... Woolsey also made a pitch for new battery-powered, flex-fuel cars that could be recharged during off-peak periods of electricity costs... On the malignant side, oil and coal consumption are contributing to global warming, which could accelerate at any point. The U.S. electricity grid and world oil supplies also face threats from terrorists and not just glitches that can now cause massive power outages in the interconnected grid.
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Turning Oil into Salt:
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James Woolsey (Former CIA Director)
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We should switch over to an Al Gore-based fuel economy. We should be able to run everything on melted-down copies of An Inconvenient Truth and burning Earth in the Lurch and Assault on Reason copies for centuries.
I guess Woolsey missed that whole California energy crises thing - the one that cost Gray Davis his job. Shortages are what happens when you try to "decouple profits from sales".
Say, isn’t that what Chavez is trying to do?
Then tell your enviro wacko ninnies to stop interfering with development of our own resources, Alaska, shale, and development of resources of our eastern coasts, including the huge methane ice deposits that have the potential to supply all our gas needs for centuries to come.
As far as silly solar panels go, quit daydreaming. They just aren't viable, and most likely never will be. But you can go ahead and staple them all over the city if you want to, but I'm telling you now, they'll look like hell and bring about many an eyesore complaint. And there is that other problem with them. They don't last very long, about 5 years before they need replacing, and don't work at all when the sun doesn't shine, which is every evening, and when it's cloudy.
What else do you need to make solar panels more useable? Lots of lead acid batteries, which guess what? don't last forever either. We have a long ways to go to invent a more practical and environmentally friendly storage device for that electricity, and those environmental disasters they put under the hood of a prius isn't the answer either. The manufacture of each prius battery causes more environmental damage that running 10 Humvies for their entire life expectancy. If you don't think so just go look around the nickel mines in Ontario and Flin Flon in northern Manitoba, The processing plants in Germany where the nickel is processed, and the processing plant in Japan where they prius batteries are made from that material.
Some nuclear plants will really help while we develop our own oil and gas resources and other renewable biological industries which could help reduce the amount of oil we use.
Not to mention large supplies of Al Gore blubber and unlimited supplies of Al Gore hot air.
No Wooly, our electric grid is a overburdened disaster because of the leftist environmentalist terrorist attacks it has been constantly bombarded by for decades now, which have left it horribly overburdened, and in need of massive upgrading and expansion. The problem is, the C holling earth worm has "rights" so we can't stick a transmission tower anywhere.
We could reduce our oil consumption by 75% and all our suppliers would have to do is close the spigots accordingly. We would still be at their mercy.
What we need to do is drill for oil in Alaska and Colorado and offshore.
Only 15- 17% of our oil comes from the middle east.
Opening up offshore drilling will easily replace them.
Me thinks the masses are having games played with them.
(Generate phony crisis, then manipulate.)
Less than 2% of the nations electric is generated by oil.
I say we decouple Chavez's heavy oil from being processed into something useable at American based oil refineries, and decouple American dollars for Argentinian walnuts and pomegranates from flowing into that pint-sized Kim Jong il wanna be's hands. See how long it takes his own people to string that angry little munchkin up.
Someone who get’s it.
Cut off Chavez’s oil from his own refineries (Citgo) and
let Venezuela dry up with a fuel crisis.
(He cant refine it in Venezuela).
But what would happen to the Kennedy oil business?
Hard Times for Teddy and clan?
Al Gore is a howl-at-the-moon loonie. Woolsey is a "praise the Lord and pass the ammunition" energy security guy. I'm sorry Bush didn't appoint him to something -- he's served in two prior Republican administrations so he swings both ways, but perhaps after CIA Director there's nothing much left to offer.
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