March 29, 2022

263. Is it possible to avoid another fuel crisis? (preview)

Energy prices are going through the roof. They were before Ukraine erupted, but with Russia the world’s second biggest producer of natural gas, and Iran in third place, it seems we are destined to get our gas from trouble spots, and pay for the price for it. But Steve Keen says we have to get used to the idea that resources are no longer plentiful and rising prices from scarcity are becoming a fact of life. Phil Dobbie asks if there is anything that can be done to prevent an energy crisis akin to what we experienced in the seventies. The difference then, of course, that the issue was relatively short term. Now, its part of a major transition, escalated by COVID and geopolitics.

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