This could go in any number of threads, but, Ian Bremmer
, a well known and respected academic, entrepreneur and strategist
, has just posted this graphic ...
... with the comment: "Oh my, the Middle East is screwed."
It's not fracking
that will give Australia, America, Canada, China and Europe energy security, it's a balanced
approach; it (hydraulic fracturing) will release a lot of 'new' energy in a short time but it has a finite limit ~ maybe 15 to 25 years; Canada and the USA, and the world, in fact, also have access to Canada's abundant heavy oil and to several renewable technologies ~ Texas, amongst others states, has abundant land that is not terribly productive
for anything much except collecting solar energy; and the Danes and Germans are demonstrating that wind energy can
be reliable and cheap.
It is to be hoped that Dr Bremmer is right.