Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Kunstler's Wrath: Target-Los Angeles

As BET and Desperate Housewives continue to drone away with the rest of the American public, a lot's being going on in the background, AKA the Forboding Planet of Energy Policy and Geopolitical Posturing. If you've been reading a while you should know that James Kunstler is one my favorite Hubbertian witticists, but he's been a little tepid lately. Well June 12th's post on "Clusterf*ck" nation should be a nice jolt, not to mention entertaining reading (if you can find the subject matter one rife with humor). Please, my Neo-Conservative friends, don't mind the name of his blog; it's completely appropriate for this big ol' glopping mess we're about to inherit.

In other news (these bits also having to do with our Neo-Con Rapturerific buddies in office), Dubya's energy bill began debate in the Senate today. Now pay attention...this is great. First off, the White House has criticized Senate amendments as too expensive (a large chunk of money would go to tax-incentives to purchase hybrid cars, as well as require utilities to produce a larger proportion of their 'lectric from wind and solar). GM's troubles are still making the headlines; where are their hybrids, which could take advantage of these incentives? Oh, now I remember...they just might be
buying the technology from Toyota. Interestingly, Toyota is huge but has its sites set on 15% global market share. They also dominate the hybrid auto sector, with a Camry and luxury Lexus versions set to come down the pipe. No word yet on an Escalade diesel-electric hybrid (though it's imminently feasible)....


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home