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While the reducing pollution piece is captured here, interestingly the reducing oil imports dependency is not captured in the article which I would imagine is equally important here.



> reducing oil imports dependency

I keep harping on this as something important that doesn't get much attentions. Lot of countries are almost wholly dependent on oil imports. Things will change rapidly as the leaders of those countries wake up to the fact that they don't have to be.

Geopolitical implications are huge.


I guess with the advent of shale, things aren’t as black-and-white for the U.S. as they once were.


With regard to the US, I would argue the dependence on fossil fuels is bad regardless if the oil is imported or not. Being a fossil fuel "producer" is a misnomer because you aren't creating new fossil fuels. You are simply burning through your own home reserves faster.




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