Energy self-sufficiency in sightMarch 18, 2012
Even NPR is admitting that the United States has enough oil and domestic energy sources to achieve energy independence or “self-sufficiency.”
This Morning Edition report from Mar. 7 even goes as far as acknowledging that the increase in domestic energy production is due to American entrepreneurship. Take a listen:
The concept of “peak oil,” or the idea that oil is a finite resource that will run out in short order, is a myth that has been propagated since the days of the very earliest oil discoveries. Although NPR doesn’t go as far as to dispute the peak oil concept, their reporting clearly challenges the notion by showing that innovation can help access oil reserves that weren’t available with old technology.
The experts they talked to indicated that the U.S. could become the leading hydrocarbon producer by 2020. The risk of price shocks induced by OPEC or the Arab nations of the world won’t vanish, but such shocks would become less damaging going forward.
And of course, the more we can fuel ourselves, the less profits will go to the Middle East which uses the funds to export Wahhabi causes, jihad, and terrorism.
Access related coverage and charts about the importance of American self-dependence and getting off of sharia oil here.