Editorial: Diversity, quotas key to country’s energy security ABQ JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD

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    Energy can be a strategic weapon, not just a commodity, and oil production has become a key lever in a price war between the U.S. and foreign oil producers that are targeting the U.S. oil industry.

    American producers are up against tough and unfair competition from massive government-owned companies that recently declined to curtail production and plan to continue flooding the market with cheap oil. They can do that, since their goals are not driven by markets but by a desire to regain a stranglehold on international energy.

    The U.S. oil industry has been struggling with a glut of crude from overproduction and erratic prices. About two years ago oil was selling for above $100 a barrel but plummeted to under $30 a barrel earlier this year. In response, U.S. production has dropped by as much as 700,000 barrels a day.

    Now some U.S. producers and royalty owners want their own government to step in. The Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association and others are pushing for the next U.S. president to impose quotas on oil imports from other countries, except for Canada and Mexico.

    Some positive protective action has already taken place. The full article is here-> Editorial: Diversity, quotas key to country's energy security
     
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    Diversity will make us weaker, as long as that diversity includes Renewables. One, they are weak, too weak for the price, and even if the price was cheaper, they are too weak, requiring massive amounts of natural resources to be manufactured, and maintained.

    They mention Geothermal? Which is pretty much thee most expensive energy there is, simply because it is a custom designed to deal with each unique chemical caustic property of the site it sits on. As soon as you open the lid on a tea pot, the steam is released, lost, which is what happens everytime you drill a geothermal well.

    Solar? Solar is energy security? Except at night time, Solar never gives you security at night, when we may need industry to operate during War. Solar is also extremely weak in the Winter, when the sun is low, very low. Hardly is that adding diversity or security when you have an inter mitten weak source of power that dramatically increased the use of natural resources.

    Wind Power can not be called adding a diverse source of power, not now, today the wind is not blowing, so if you are not creating power you are not creating diverse sources of energy, you just weaken energy, electricity, overall.

    We know what works, we lessen our ability to supply diverse industries, when we divert our resources and energy to Renewables.
     

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