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Both conventional energy and renewables deserve close attention, because
their prospects are very strongly linked.  WSJ is beginning to report,
albeit cautiously, what biophysical scientists know and what economists
assume can't be true, that biophysical resource limits will constrain
our future.  Nonetheless, the rollover to renewables will be very slow,
occurring over several decades, punctuated by excesses and false signals
(like next year's oil-price head fake), crises, wars, investment manias,
and market crashes.  It also will be confounded by the need to
simultaneously solve the climate change problem.  Interesting times
indeed. 
 

Dr. Stephen R. Humphrey, Director of Academic Programs, 
School of Natural Resources and Environment, 
Box 116455, 103 Black Hall, University of Florida 
Gainesville, FL  32611-6455  USA 
Tel. 352-392-9230, Fax 352-392-9748 
http://snre.ufl.edu <http://snre.ufl.edu/>