Saudi Arabia lobbies for compensation for lost oil revenues: the Green Revolution is being unfair to OPEC. (From the New York Times)

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    Oct 14, 2009 5:48 AM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/business/energy-environment/14oil.html?_r=1&ref=world

    The countries of OPEC, especially Saudi Arabia, have consistently pushed for compensation and consideration for their plight in climate change talks. Recent signs have shown they plan to make a concerted effort for these benefits at the upcoming Copenhagen round of climate change talks. Despite billions of dollars in revenue and a tiny population, Saudi Arabia (and other OPEC countries) feels that so called "green technology" has been an unfair competitor for their energy markets. Your thoughts?
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    Oct 14, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    hey why not? seems pretty much a lame idea that's dead in the water but stranger things have been known to happen
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    Oct 14, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    Either through "Green Energy" Advances or using existing "home grown" oil resources, the quicker we make the Middle East Specifically and OPEC in general insignificant, the better for world stability.
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    Oct 14, 2009 4:13 PM GMT
    Nothing short of absurd! And let's be honest, we all know where any "compensation" is going: right into the pocket of some absurdly wealthy and morally bankrupt "prince." One penny of compensation is one penny too much for these greedy and inhumane middle eastern oil tyrannies.
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    Oct 14, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    Aquanerd saidEither through "Green Energy" Advances or using existing "home grown" oil resources, the quicker we make the Middle East Specifically and OPEC in general insignificant, the better for world stability.


    Very well said!
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    Oct 14, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    tahoejock saidNothing short of absurd! And let's be honest, we all know where any "compensation" is going: right into the pocket of some absurdly wealthy and morally bankrupt "prince." One penny of compensation is one penny too much for these greedy and inhumane middle eastern oil tyrannies.


    No less absurd than "green credits" that Algore is perpetrating. So anything is possible. icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 14, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
    So countries, many of which do not seem to like us very much, that take a lot of our money selling us a product, want to take a lot of our money for not selling us a product? We really need to free ourselves from dependency on the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Venezuela. When our government critcizes countries for their record on human rights, why is Saudi Arabia rarely included?
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    Oct 14, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    heartrobb saidSo countries, many of which do not seem to like us very much, that take a lot of our money selling us a product, want to take a lot of our money for not selling us a product? We really need to free ourselves from dependency on the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Venezuela. When our government critcizes countries for their record on human rights, why is Saudi Arabia rarely included?


    Because we know on which side our bread is buttered
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    Oct 14, 2009 5:24 PM GMT
    they are looking for income when their oil reserves are depleted.
    literally, let them pound sand... they've been funding the madras' that forment religious extremism.
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    Oct 14, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    While I think Global Warming is a load of shit......I say the OPEC cuntries can suck a fat one.

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    Oct 14, 2009 6:02 PM GMT
    JP85257 saidWhile I think Global Warming is a load of shit......I say the OPEC cuntries can suck a fat one.




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    Oct 14, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones, but because we came up with better ideas.

    Did the buggy-whip cartel get compensation when their product became obsolete?
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    Oct 14, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    This far into a political thread and the debate has not become bitter and vicous like so many forums here on RJ. It often seems today that this country is so divided on issues. If RJ is somewhat representative of the views in our country, maybe Saudi Arabia and OPEC have introduced such a fucked up idea that they have given us an issue that brings most of us into agreement.