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This website is intended to provide sound technical information, not to promote a political agenda. When we stray from this orientation, our readership is quick to point out the folly. In this section uniquely, we post information from time to time which addresses the political debate in a way that is perceived to be useful for our readership to better interpret the significance of the scientific documentation provided.


Ivan Hall for Governor of California, less a lesson in politics (there is no possibility that this candidate will win the recall election) and more a call for action in the context of the coming global oil crisis.  2003 September 22 

Lights Out On Deregulation by Dennis Kucinich  2003 August 


Look at us, the Axis of Energy Evil, My View: by Jerry Brown  2002 September 9 

What Americans have learnt - and not learnt - since 9/11 by Noam Chomsky  2002 September 7 


Jeffords leaves GOP  2001 May 23 

Strategic Energy Policy Challenges for the 21St Century Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University and the Council on Foreign Relations, Edward L. Morse, Chair, Amy Myers Jaffe, Project Director.  2001 April 10 


What is the connection between energy and politics? Read from Tom Brokawís exclusive interview with the president-elect

George W. Bush on Next Four Years

Tom Brokaw: You talk a lot about the energy crisis, but youíve talked about it almost exclusively as the need to produce more energy. Thereís been very little talk about conservation. We have been on a buying and consumption binge in this country.

George W. Bush: Well, I thought ó listen, I believe we need to conserve. I mean, I think we need to have incentives to encourage people to insulate their homes better. I think we need to make sure industry does not, you know, is not wasteful, not question about it.

But Iím realistic. We canít conserve our independence. I mean, you got an energy problem in California primarily caused by the fact thereís no plants, and thereís not enough to fuel the plants if there were new plants. We need to explore natural gas. I mean we need to be moving U.S. product. And so I think the two go hand in hand.

I was reading somewhere the other day, where we can get out of this crisis by more wind. Well, you know, thatís an interesting thought, except our technology isnít enough to capture enough wind to be able to make sure our economy continues to grow. And so I strongly believe in conservation. I believe we made great progress in conservation. But I know if we donít find more product weíre going to have a problem.

Excerpted from an interview on MSNBC  2001 January 14 


Making the Transition to Sustainability by Francis de Winter
"As is well documented on this ... website, the existing energy establishment has managed to mislead the public on the dependability of future crude oil and natural gas supplies, by distorting the information the public gets ...."  2000 September 8 


President Clinton Meets With Top Scientists to Discuss Climate Change  1997 July 24 

Deeds Don't Match Words at UN Earth Summit  1997 June 28 

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