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The European Union will have a harder time dealing with the Hubbert Peak than the US because it is more densely populated (less renewable energy potential per capita), it has a counple of centuries' lead on depleting its resources (the US still has substantial coal reserves, for instance) and it is, on average, farther to the north (meaning: less sunlight). Plus, it is quite likely that the US has a higher wind potential per unit area as a result of the Great Plains.

I don't see any serious effort to really think about how to get Europe through the coming energy shock.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 18th, 2007 at 10:56:18 AM EST

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