Today in Cleantech

I have long been convinced that the Keystone XL pipeline would get built, making it possible to transport more oil into the U.S. from Canadian oil sands. But after months of protest, there are signs that at the very least the Obama administration is acknowledging that it will pay a political price with environmentalists if it decides to approve the pipeline, perhaps a larger price than it had initially thought. Obama would be well served to read today’s post on earth2tech from UCSD Professor Tom Murphy. Murphy is concerned that there is data showing that oil production may have already peaked, starting in 2004. If that’s the case, it’s even more urgent that we invest in alternatives to oil, not support an increasingly expensive product that’s declining in supply.