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Piebald didn't speak directly... because he was in Moscow trying to avert the impending gas crisis. Which, it seems, is beginning today with the Ukraine's announcement that due to unforeseen events, the price of transit had doubled.

Much like Jérôme has been arguing, I doubt this will be seen as an occasion to wean us off gas. Instead, fearmongering will lead any policy initiative that may result.

I would say that were dwindling fossil fuel reserves an official reason for a renewable energy policy, the event could be interpreted at the political level as a sign of further justification to march on. But alas, climate change has replaced energy security as the official dogma.

Rien n'est gratuit en ce bas monde. Tout s'expie, le bien comme le mal, se paie tot ou tard. Le bien c'est beaucoup plus cher, forcement. Celine

by UnEstranAvecVueSurMer (holopherne ahem gmail) on Thu Nov 19th, 2009 at 07:44:46 AM EST
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