Richard Heinberg Sep 20, 2013
Originally posted at Resilience.org A new phrase has entered our energy lexicon—peak oil demand. The essential idea: prophets of doom who warned about a looming global petroleum shortfall … >>
Our modern world was built on fossil fuels, and one of the biggest uses of those fuels is for transportation. As fossil fuels decline, the problem we face is not a lack of alternative technology — electric vehicles have been around as long as conventional cars, and just about everyone can walk or ride a bicycle. The problem is that for over sixty years we have built our transportation infrastructure and designed our communities to function almost exclusively with privately-owned gasoline-powered cars and diesel-powered trucks. This trillions of dollars worth of infrastructure would take many decades to retrofit for a world without cheap oil — decades we do not have.
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