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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Why We Have High Gas Prices


Blogger Matt Vella said...

Not drilling in Alaskan wilderness areas isn't going to jack energy prices.

Not taking advantage of modern technologies will push things that way, however:

* gasoline MPG averages have stayed the same in the US since the early 70s. Check the 6 ton rigs that people are driving to see why.
* essentially the gasoline engine is a 100 year old technology that has progressede almost not at all in comparison with other technologies
* limited exploration of alternate energy sources
* suburbanization of America - I'm sure you've seen the vast wasteland of stripmalls and cookie cutter homes
* lack of decent public transportation in many urban and suburban areas

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