If you read nothing else today, read this Truthout article:
Russia Blamed, US Taxpayers on the Hook, as Fracking Boom Collapses Thursday, 08 January 2015 00:00 By Ben Ptashnik, Truthout | News Analysis
The awakening of our country has never been a smooth road. What we saw in 2014 was encouraging as we push for a future based on energy sanity. Truthout sums up beautifully all the nuances that activists - and every citizen - face now in terms of the economics of this coming shift. It is time to prepare our wagon circle for the next level.
NY Times: http://truth-out.org/news/item/28207-russian-roulette-taxpayers-could-be-on-the-hook-for-trillions-in-oil-derivatives
Time Inc : http://time.com/3631398/bank-derivatives-swap-congress/