It seems that it might be good to have an energy policy related thread here, so here goes.
Check out the article at http://www.theoildrum.com/node/5002#more.
Lots of thought provoking information. I generally agree with the approach advocated by the author. I am curious what others think. There are also a series of energy policy articles on this website that may also be worth discussion.
A fundamental belief for most of the contributors to this site is that oil supply is finite and when considering energy options for the future, that the return on energy must be greater than the energy required to extract it.