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Hydrocarbons, Industrial Metals and the Alternative Energy Fallacy

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by smorgasbord, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    Someone on Seeking Alpha trying to compare Hydrocarbon production to battery production, among other things:

    Hydrocarbons, Industrial Metals and the Alternative Energy Fallacy

     
  2. dpeilow

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    Another week, another bashing story from this guy. He has stock in a company that makes alternative batteries to li ion. Don't give it the time of day.
     
  3. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    He's blasting the article across just about all the financial web sites this weekend. What's dangerous is that he mixes in a populist recycle mantra, making people think he really cares about the environment. Unfortunately, stories like this provide fodder for people looking for rationalizations to maintain the status-quo. I'm sure the "replacing Middle Eastern oil with South American Lithium" argument will come up again and again for a while.
     

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