This is eco-Gingrich’s new energy strategy for America. Seriously. So much for Andy Revkin’s claim that Gingrich is part of a “move to the pragmatic center on climate and energy.”
Okay, the slogan is slightly different (see here). But I changed it so it would be factually accurate. After all, the Administration’s own Energy Information Administration explained in 2004 how ineffectual this strategy is. In a 2004 Congressional-requested “Analysis of Oil and Gas Production in ANWR“:
It is expected that the price impact of ANWR coastal plain production might reduce world oilprices by as much as 30 to 50 cents per barrel [in 2025].
Don’t spend it all in one place, American public! [Note to Gingrich: There are 42 gallons in a barrel.] EIA continues:
Assuming that world oil markets continue to work as they do today, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries could countermand any potential price impact of ANWR coastal plain production by reducing its exports by an equal amount.
Curses, foiled again!
But how is drilling for more oil — and exploiting shale oil and opposing the Warner-Lieberman climate Bil, both of which are part of Gingrich’s video message — and releasing more greenhouse gases part of “”entrepreneurial environmentalism,” or a call to conservatives to “embrace their inner Teddy Roosevelt”? You’ll have to ask Andy Revkin, E. O. Wilson, and the rest of the people suckered by Newt’s spin (see below).
Prices are going much higher (see links below), especially by the end of the next decade — unless we act quickly to embrace fuel efficiency and plug in hybrids. If drilling is your strategy for solving the problem, then you are guaranteeing much, much higher prices for the American public.
Shame on Gingrich for trying to fool people into believing he was anything but an old-style conservative. Shame on the media for being duped once again.
- “Francophile Newt wants to build a few hundred nukes too — and shut down every coal plant!
- Anti-environment, anti-technology Gingrich tries to rewrite history. Don’t buy it or his new book.
- Slate and the Post are suckered by anti-environmentalist Newt Gingrich
- OPEC joins Bush, Gingrich, and Lomborg in climate technology strategy
- NYT’s Andy Revkin and E. O. Wilson get suckered by Newt Gingrich’s phony techno-optimism
- $12 – $15 gas? Not so fast. But we’ll soon be mad for $6 – $7
- Note to media/Bush: Saudis/OPEC don’t control the price of oil any more!
- Peak-a-boo: Goldman says oil ‘likely’ to hit $150-$200 by 2010. That means $5+ gasoline.
- Note to Bush, media: Opening ANWR cuts gas prices one penny in 2025
- Peak Oil? Bring it on!
- Thirsty oil-rich nations reduce exports
- Why I don’t agree with James Kunstler about peak oil and the “end of suburbia”
- IEA warns of impending oil and gas supply crunch
- My 1996 warnings and predictions: “MidEast Oil Forever?” — Part I: Drifting Toward Disaster