I’ve been on LinkedIn for years but have done little with it despite the fact that it remains one of the top sites to network on. Receiving newsletters like the one just before the 4th of July with “must read” articles doesn’t exactly do anything to endear me to them. This was their top “must read” article for me: With So Much U.S. Oil, Why Is Gas $3.70?
Silly me, I was expecting a coherent explanation as to why gas was $3.70, but instead it reads more along the lines of propaganda for the government to steer us in the direction of alternatives to oil.
What is particularly interesting with this article is that the author (Jigar Shah) states “…that clean energy access is the number-one thing we can export to lift millions out of poverty.” And again states, “…because a tripling of oil prices since 1999 is the main reason we feel so poor.”
Shah is complaining about the high price of fuel, complaining about poverty and pushing for a plan but his article draws some bizarre comments, such as:
CEO at CleanPath Ventures LLC
I think we are missing a point — what is wrong for price of gas to be, say $10, a gallon, or a price point that will trigger an exodus to alternate technologies, or alternative fuels, to the benefit of both the consumer, the environment, and probably even the policy makers who have failed to lead the charge to cause fossil fuel pricing to better compensate for its negative impacts to our our environment. The question is who benefits from a higher pricing at the pump. Europe taxes fossil fuels heavily and we should consider doing the same, if only to prevent enhanced […]