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The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]

The urgent need to wean the economy from fossil fuels [Letter]

Your Aug. 4 editorial ("Cap and dividend") does not take into consideration the phenomenon of peak oil. I'm in favor of measures that help regular people — and government — make the transition to an energy future that can actually sustain us without poisoning the atmosphere. And I agree with your assertion that rising energy prices will be a "near certainty," but my reason is different.

Peak oil refers to a peak in production, which might already be happening, and predicts higher energy prices as production falls. This is due to the...

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