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“One thing is clear: the era of easy oil is over. What we all do next will determine how well we meet the energy needs of the entire world in this century and beyond.” – David J. O’Reilly, Chairman & CEO of Chevron.
“One thing is clear: the era of easy oil is over. What we all do next will determine how well we meet the energy needs of the entire world in this century and beyond.” – David J. O’Reilly, Chairman & CEO of Chevron.
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On January 17, 1961, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a farewell address just before John F. Kennedy took over the presidency. Eisenhower fought in World War One, and was a military officer for most of his life. He served as General of the Army and Army Chief of Staff…
When we talk about saving the earth, environmentalism, going green, sustainability and similar issues, we automatically look for solutions that fit into industrial capitalist society. As fossil fuel byproducts harmfully accumulate in our air, land and water, we talk about electric cars, solar power and recycling. We never hear government…
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