Not that anyone needs a reminder that oil prices are going up, but it was enlightening to see the escalation in chart form, so I thought I'd share it.
We obviously need an energy policy, but it is not just the politicians who are to blame for the situation we're in. It has become virtually impossible in this country to build a power plant of any kind -- regardless of the fuel involved, be it coal, oil or nuclear.
We also don't want the oil companies to drill anyplace there are bunnies or birdies. Nor do we want our armies fighting in other parts of the world to guarantee our access to their oil. But we do want to be able to be nice and cozy in our Montana ski houses in January, or cool in our Florida winter retreats. And even Priuses require some gas to get from A to B.
A lot of people are going to have to grow up and recognize that compromises need to be made in order to reconcile all the competing agenda for the common good.