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This Is What Energy Security Looks Like
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  • Andrew Allison

    There are actually three trends at play. Note the increase in the ratio from 1979-1984: 1979/80 saw the price of energy spike due to the Iranian Revolution. and the economy was in recession for most of 1981-1984. Given the similar pattern since 2007, it appears that the increase in the ratio may have more to do with reduced consumption due to economic factors than increased production or energy efficiency.

  • Fat_Man

    Just imagine what would happen if the President was not trying to stop coal production and prevent oil drilling.

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