January 28, 2007

A REPORT FROM DAVOS:

OK, WE’RE not in America, but a session in Davos today on American energy security would have been a touch more convincing if we hadn’t been sitting in an overheated hotel room with the windows wide open so that this expensively produced heat dissipated into the freezing air outside.

Not to mention all the jetting-to-Davos, sometimes in private jets. Still, this bit sounds right to me: “The eventual answer is a big revamp on the supply side: more nuclear energy, more from existing renewables, more from new technologies. And a smaller revamp on the demand side: less waste, through more efficient cars, smarter building regulations. The state of the union address looked in the right direction.”