Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Really Hope We Didn’t Overlook This One

Trofie Wife came across some articles on European energy deals that she normally would have skipped had she been in the States, but due to Italy’s appearance in the copy, she read what was in front of her and then sought out more information. Apparently, Italy and Albania are joining forces on natural gas and wind power projects, not to mention signing new business development agreements that have led to calls of “colonialism” from Albanian environmental activists (see, Of perhaps more significance to the United States, one of Italy’s mega power companies, Edison SpA, has been awarded a major 20-year-plus contract to explore and develop Egypt’s Abu Qir oil fields, beating out a British firm.

Trofie Wife roundly supports moving towards sustainable, non-Middle East-based sources of energy, however, she sincerely hopes that the United States got (or will get) some use out of this patch of oil at some point, given the $28 billion in aid that it has showered on Egypt for over 30 years.

Perhaps with all these new energy deals, Italians will finally be able to have enough voltage on hand for not just washers, but driers…

Baci e gelato,

Martello e Trofie Wife

No comments: