Eclectic Lip: The US once was, but will never again be, the Saudi Arabia of oil

The idea that the US might one day produce more oil than Saudi Arabia, popularized by an International Energy Agency (IEA) report, has gone viral in recent weeks.  It’s like the “Call Me Maybe” phenomenon, but for Very Serious People!  🙂 Alas, the idea that the US will out-produce Saudi Arabia is a vaporous mirage.  Well, ...

Eclectic Lip: Plug-in Prius payback period…

I’ll start with a preamble, expressing hope that the tragedies and suffering from Hurricane Sandy can be limited to a minimum.  And, recognizing that there are undoubtedly other tragedies I’m unaware of, whose victims are just as deserving of such hopes — I wish them the best as well. I’ll also note that the Red Cross ...