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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pain at the Pump


According to Virginiagasprices.com, prices at the pump in Virginia this week range from $3.59 for regular at a station in Westlake near Smith Mountain Lake to $4.49 in Oakton. The second steep rise in gas prices in the past several years has again fueled debate over U.S. energy policy. If you are interested in the topic, here is some good reading:

Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability by Daniel Sperling

Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future by Steve Hallett

Light’s Out: Ten Myths About (And Real Solutions) to America’s Energy Crisisby Spencer Abraham

Renewable Energy: Opposing Viewpoints by Jacqueline Langwith

Power Hungry: The Myths of Green Energy by Robert Bryce

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