"How To Be Less Dependent On Cheap Energy" by Alan Detwiler
The worldwide increase in use of oil and fossil fuels seems likely to result in price increases for fossil fuels, especially oil. Many people predict that oil supplies are not adequate to fill demand. Some predictions are that oil price increases will be in the range of two to three times 2011 prices within the next 10 years. Predictions vary.
Food prices could increase at similar rates because food production and distribution are heavily dependent on the use of oil. Likewise the price of consumer goods is affected by oil prices. Some economists are saying that economic conditions could become worse than any in the previous one hundred years.
Preparations now would mean less hardship if and when things get bad. Eleven strategies for reducing your energy budget are briefly described.
Alan Detwiler, author of Thrivers In An Uncertain Future; bio at