Yes, I love to environment. Yes, I would like to move to clean energy, yet considering the unrest in the Middle East I don’t think that reducing the need for their number one export is such a great idea.
It is scary to think of America being “energy dependent” on unstable countries, but are those same countries dependent on American
consumers. A typical environmentalist will warn of the massive amount of oil that the U.S. uses everyday, but I may be more concerned about the Middle East falling into more chaos than it is already present.
As a former Libertarian, I still have much faith in the free market, but reducing the demand in America for such an important part of these countries’ economies harms international trade considerably.
Please comment if this theory is misguided in any way, or if you have any additional information to add to this scenario.
- Clean Energy Can Fuel Competitiveness (blogs.hbr.org)
- Nuclear War Is Becoming Increasingly Likely in the Middle East (blogcritics.org)
- Bill Gates on the Five Miracles Needed for Energy and Climate Challenges (triplepundit.com)