Energy consultant Michael Lynch, appearing in the New York Times, says peak oilers don’t know the oil business. “Peak Oil Is a Waste of Energy.”
NRG Energy CEO David Crane, in the Washington Post, asserts we need a national energy plan with a regional focus: solar for the Southwest, wind for the Great Plains, nuclear power for the South, a push for electric cars in the Northeast, and clean coal as a “national project.” “An Energy Plan We Can Start Now.”
At the Houston Chronicle‘s NewsWatch: Energy blog, Tom Fowler reports on an interview with Daniel Yergin, closing the report with an observation that serves as a kind of neat rejoinder to the points raised in the two previous stories:
Yergin mentioned … the huge potential of so-called unconventional natural gas in the U.S. thanks to the coming together of a number of technology break-throughs.
“Only in the last two months or so has Washington awakened to the reality of unconventional gas,” Yergin said. “There was no master plan here, no 10-year technology road map. It was just a question of finding a combination to pick that lock.”