Now gas is dirt cheap again in the States. I heard that it’s going for $1.50 / gallon. This is great for many of us short-term as we ride out the current recession. But it’s a disaster if we let the cheap gas lure us into complacency and not innovate green technology, such as solar power, etc.
Because as long as we depend on oil as our primary fuel, we’ll always be at the mercy of the OPEC nations. Take a look at the following list of member countries (* denotes founding member):
- Saudi Arabia*
- United Arab Emirates
How many of them do you suppose is our ally and promoter of human rights we hold so dear? Not many. We worry about things like gender equality in countries like Iran and Iraq and Nigeria and/or Iranian nuclear threats, etc. Guess what? They can do what they do because we give them lots and lots of money for oil.