“We should basically be going back to creating a village economy, so that we really reduce the energy intensity of how we live. We need bigtime conservation, not feel-good conservation. Make things where they’re used. You’ll end long-distance commuting, and we have the tools to do that now with webcams. Grow food locally. Grow food in your backyard. If they’re not commuting, people will have time to do that.”
Investment banker and peak oil expert Matt Simmons, profiled in Fortune last week in a Brian O’Keefe story, “The Prophet of $500 Oil.”Posted by Michele Owens on October 3, 2008 at 10:03 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.