The IMPORTANCE of the Middle East may decline if :
The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking -- jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the process.
With such a policy, the European Union is seriously jeopardizing its global climate leadership role. Back in 2007, when Germany held the European Council presidency, the body decided on a climate and energy legislation package known as the "20-20-20" targets, to be fulfilled by the year 2020. They included:
a 20 percent reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions; raising the share of EU energy consumption produced from renewable resources to 20 percent; and a 20 percent improvement in the EU's energy efficiency. All of the goals were formulated relative to 1990 levels.
It is a big deal and the Saudi Royal family has made several comments on it. America will soon surpass the Saudis in both production and reserves to become the the #1 producer in the world. Once we develop the Kline, the Bakken and the Eagle Ford plus what they think is in California we will be energy independent and even less popular than we are now. They will not go quietly into the night.
Dedan, Ophir, Jobab, Sheba and Persia will either evolve or return to the 7th century--or maybe I should say stay in the 7th century. either way it will be a violent transition. AIMHO
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
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sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
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galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
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rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
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artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
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