High prices for gasoline may have us thinking about conservation but the onset of warm weather makes turning on the air conditioning a real temptation. Energy used to be something we took for granted; it was cheap, accessible and plentiful. Now the former is certainly no longer the case and the latter is very much up to debate. At times, energy seems precious and complicated, a chip in the high-stakes game of geopolitics. Politicians wax about energy independence and scientists dream about alternative fuels, while consumers wait for solutions.
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Posted 13 June 2011