Re: Is there a Meeting Report?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Roxanne Boyer <chris.rox@s...> wrote:
> Can anyone give a report on the Economides presentation? I'mcurrious to hear what was said.
>Wail, .... he said that solar energy is too expensive to be worth
pursuing. I tried to get him to say why and he evaded the question
until someone distracted him away with another question.
He said there IS NO alternative to oil, or maybe he actually said
no "practical" alternative, I should give him the benefit of the
He said the huge majority of our electricity is made from natural gas
and coal; and that oil has NOTHING to do with generating electricity.
He said that oil should be priced about $30/barrel - if not for
interferences in the free-market. I don't recall that he said
anything definitive about what those interferences were, but it sure
sounded like he was trying to make us think that war had little to do
with it. He implied that oil company executives don't know as much as
about the oil market as he does.
My overall impression is that this is a guy who wakes up each morning
and thinks to himself "Important people listen to me, therefore, I
must be right."
Of course, I could be wrong. The place was so crowded it was dificult
to get in close enough to hear him and the other side of the
restaraunt was noisy as hell. He DID apologize for not having a
microphone, but kept turning away from his audience so we couldn't
A lady I know tried to ask him a question regarding our society's
general philosophy of acting as if our oil needs are worth killing
innocent people for and he accused her of trying to impose her
religious beliefs on him.