If you think that offshore drilling is a solution…

… you should have a look at the image on the left. Drilling offshore won’t solve the various problems. Similarly, drilling the Arctic oil won’t improve the situation either.

The situation seems hopeless ? It is not, as energy efficiency is a solution that can address the problem permanently and that also can seriously help in solving climate change related issues.

Let’s face it, the oil era won’t end because we won’t have anymore to burn, but because we will have turned ourselves toward cleaner and cheaper alternatives. ( Image source )


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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4 Responses

  1. Ron Robins says:

    You make a great point about how energy efficiencies and alternative energy will supercede oil well before we run out of the black goo.

    If you happen to be interested in green investing, I have one of the most popular sites on the web on the subject. It also covers the latest global news and research on the subject. It’s at http://investingforthesoul.com/

    Best wishes, Ron Robins

  2. Edouard says:

    Many thanks Ron for your encouragements and welcome to my humble website !

    If you liked this article, you will LOVE the one that will be published on next Friday as it will go deeper in the energy efficiency topic. So for this and for much more, stay tuned !

    I had a look at your website and find it very interesting. I bookmarked it and will visit it often !

  3. Hi, you have a great articles here and you really are very talented an deserve an honest compliment. Good luck

  1. Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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