September 2010 Issue

First Word: September 2010


In my continuing quest to assure a fatal overdose of information about avgas, Iíve been doing wider reading on the oil and energy industries in general. Iíve plowed through several volumes, but the most intriguing is The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, The Virtue of Waste and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy by Peter Huber and Mark Mills. Notwithstanding the ridiculous subtitle no doubt written by some publishing marketer trying to sex up a dense topic, the book challenges basic assumptions about energy and how we use it. Itís theoretical stuff, but with reams of production data as factual underpinning.

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