Conserving Beats Drilling, and Is Faster, Too


From the Exhibition Sorry, Out of Gas

Want to find twice as much gas as can be pumped out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge every day? Just get every driver to slow down, drive just 5% less, and keep their tires properly inflated. That is what the Alliance to Save Energy says, as reported in CNN Money.

Steve Hargreaves writes a surprisingly sensible article, noting that it will take years to build the pumping platforms and pipelines to bring offshore and arctic oil to America, but that conservation can kick in immediately.

"Some of those conservation barrels can be had cheaper than the drilling barrels," said Samantha Gross, an oil analyst at Cambridge. "It has an immediate effect, and it's happening." ::CNN Money via ::The Moral Equivalent of War

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