YAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 802 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1565 times:
I think Japan would be one of the best placed countries to face a huge rise in oil prices with its high proportions of rail commuters on electrified lines and alot of electric/hybrid vehicle technology. Or maybe a communist/former communist country that isnt as dependant on fossil fuels?
SK A340 From Germany, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
I'd say Iceland. They have almost unlimited free geothermal energy and are already starting to switch over to hydrogen.
Producing hydrogen in Iceland shouldn't be to much problem since the electricity, which comes from hydro power and geothermal power is almost free and the access to water (both fresh and salt) are also unlimited. The heating of the houses comes from geothermal energy so the "only" thing they use oil for is for transport.