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skb69sa
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:53:41 PM

Finally, the U.S. energy independence debate has taken a significant step towards a more serious discussion for what this actually means for Washington’s place in the world. As anyone reading my analysis (not just in Forbes, but around the world) will be aware, I’ve been banging the drum rather too loudly on the downside complexities this could bring for America. Being contrarian is a lonely place compared to pervasive group think that constitutes the ‘trans-Atlantic energy debate’ these days, but it never ceases to amaze me once the penny drops, how quickly analytical outliers become mainstream questions everyone asks. Cue Dan Yergin’s FT op-ed over the weekend, ‘US Energy Is Changing The World Again’. Get past all the normal stuff on American oil and gas gains, and Mr. Yergin finally pos
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 2:08:58 AM

interesting perspective
bston
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 1:24:25 AM

We're becoming broke very quickly!
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:50:16 PM

Good article full of lots to contemplate.
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 10:42:54 AM

It won't happen until the scammers stop their dine and dash mentality.
MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 9:53:46 AM

If we were building about 100 nuclear power plants today, I would believe America could become energy independent.
FocusST2
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 9:29:54 AM

A few years ahead and over the horizon.
7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:39:23 AM

Not at this pace
ktyson13
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:02:45 AM

when hydrogen fuel cell cars hit the market in force and run on CNG, then the tide will turn and we will really start using less oil.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:53:54 AM

Not while shipping it all away.
sljbc475
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:33:33 AM

We will still need some foreign assets to sustain long-term.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:26:42 AM

whatever
gfox4810
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:58:17 AM

Sounds like his glass is half empty.
cheap59
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:45:00 AM

Won't happen.
millerin
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:33:37 AM

hmm...
bills299
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:13:55 AM

Really?
pscamp
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:10:26 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:49:38 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:44:46 AM

Somebody please tell the truth.....
52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 3:52:18 AM

Looks like another top down view to me.
djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 3:40:27 AM

We will never have energy independence until the day arrives when we have affordable fuel. That will not happen until we have Natural Gas in vehicles with the government supporting it and that means not until obama leaves office. Then there is the fact that Big Oil will continue to sell gas and diesel overseas causing a shortage in America so that they can keep the prices up. That would mean that energy independence would not matter.
MN1
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:26:00 AM

Energy Independence... another marketing scheme by Big Oil.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:03:15 AM

the reality will be the politics
graceman
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:03:52 AM

Hopefully we will be able to depend on ourselves very soon.
skb69sa
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:02:15 AM

I submitted this at 11:01 PM CST (as seen on Windows synchronized time) and the GB server is marking as "Submitted Yesterday". Looks like GB servers are running slow.
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