Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Despite Climate Change, is it ‘drill Baby drill’ anyway?

 

Trying to reduce the use of fossil fuels for energy is seriously complicated by a world that goes on drilling and digging for fossil fuels despite all the attempts by many to increase the use of renewable energy. 

When we learn about wind turbines increase here and solar panels there, what we don’t hear from our press is that chugging right along is the fossil fuel industry without pausing.  

Burning ambitions What is good news for miners is bad news for the environment  "IN RICH countries, where people worry about air quality and debate ways of pricing carbon emissions, coal is deeply unfashionable. Elsewhere demand for the dirty rocks has never been stronger. The International Energy Agency (IEA) reckons world consumption will increase by a fifth over the next 25 years, assuming governments stick to their current climate-change policies. A new age of coal is upon us. " (January 27, 2011) The Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance

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