oil plenitude refers to the theory that oil supplies are effectively inexhaustible for the forseeable future. It secondarily refers to arguments that oil consumption isn't causing any serious environmental problems.
The Bottomless Well
The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (Hardcover: ISBN 0465031161; Paperback: ISBN 046503117X). "Contrary to 'Lethargist' Chicken Littles who champion gas taxes and mileage standards, this free–market–oriented, techno-optimist manifesto insists that '[h]umanity is destined to find and consume more energy, and still more, forever.'" The authors contend that "in conjunction with our ever-increasing scientific know-how, consuming energy yields good things, including the ability to find and harness more energy." (from Publishers Weekly review; see Amazon for more of the review.)
According to John Mauldin ():
|Huber and Mills take a hard look at the way we normally think about energy and turn conventional thinking on its head, offering what they call seven great energy heresies.
Some analysis of this is on David Brin's blog.