It has been pointed out to me that we (I) have been neglectful of the economic aspects of presently developing history. Such issues as crude oil prices, "peak oil," and nuclear power alternatives are, or should be, in the forefront of our committee's considerations.
Therefore, I call upon you all in my capacity as chairman, to begin a renewed emphasis on energy issues in our discussions.
I propose an initial string on the subject of the mechanisms that control oil spot prices. pl