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  •  The oligarchs are putting us on a diet. (6+ / 0-)

    Austerity is just the first step. There are not enough conventional energy sources to sustain the current level of population growth. They wouldn’t be building a trillion-dollar pipeline to ship in the hardest-to-refine-shit-in-the-world (i.e. tar sands) if there was still plenty of oil. What’s needed is a serious expansion in the development of renewable energy, but that would reduce the market-share (and political power) of conventional energy. That’s not going to happen. Conventional energy will not give up its political power by accepting the reduction in market share that would occur with the needed expansion in the development of renewable energy.
    So what are the options (to protect long-held/established political power)? Put everybody on a diet. The austerity agenda will produce even more ugly and painful economic downturns, but that’s only step one. Starving-out the masses is the plan (Dark Age 2.0), to preserve and protect the political power of conventional energy, by protecting its market-share, through blocking necessary expansions in the development of renewable energy, (which would be required to sustain the current level of world population growth).

    •  Mike (0+ / 0-)

      my gas and electric company is now offering "renewable energy options," through Net Metering and Feed-in-Tariff Programs, do you know anything about this?

      "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

      by zaka1 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 09:47:52 PM PDT

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