June 6, 2011

Oil Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Robert Rapier, Energy Collective


For my most recent trip, I grabbed Amanda Little's book Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair with Energy. Little describes herself as an environmentalist who "” up until writing this book "” had "one major blind spot"¯ in her understanding of energy:

"I also realized that this thing that I'd thought was a four-letter word (oil) was actually the source of many creature comforts I use and love "“ and many survival tools I need. It seemed almost miraculous. Never before had I grasped the immense versatility of fossil fuels on a personal level and their greater relevance in the economy at large."¯

I was surprised that I had not come across her work...

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