Gas prices sure are getting higher. I remember more fanfare about that during Bush’s presidency, but now that there is a Democrat in office, the media probably figures high gas prices are good as it will force us all to get hybrids. Still, I think gas prices would have to reach $50 a gallon before buying a Chevy Volt would make economic sense.
Why don’t we just drill here in the U.S.? Drilling for oil really isn’t just for angry Middle Eastern countries; we can do it too. Then, when there is big unrest in the Middle East (because it’s Wednesday), we can say, “Oh, how quaint. Interesting fact: That has absolutely no effect on our drilling operations here in America.”
We’ll probably one day we’ll need to find a power source more abundant than oil, but my guess is it will also be even more explosive. That’s just how tech works; the more advanced things get, the more potential for explosions. Like, back in caveman time, all they had were a couple sharpened rocks tied to sticks. Those never exploded. Then again, cavemen also couldn’t automatically record their favorite TV shows and them watch them at their leisure. So trade offs.