Looking for the Silver Lining in Higher Gas Prices

gascan.jpgThe Ergosphere is a great blog I discovered recently with some rock solid thinking about the petroleum economy. Recently, a post on continued high gas prices got my attention (post here).
If indeed Americans have their heads so far in the sand that they won’t do a thing to change their behavior until economic disaster strikes, is there a silver lining that enterprising folks might capitalize upon? Turns out there are both short and long term opportunities to take advantage of. Throttle restiction gadgets, aerodynamic fairings for trucks, and other technologies could be hot sellers if gas prices continue their likely rise. Worth thinking about.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.