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The energy [r]evolution has begun

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The energy [r]evolution has begun | Grist.


“The most recently published version of the global energy [r]evolution shows that saving the climate is still within our reach. But politicians need to stop talking and start leading, so engineers and workers can finally get building.

“If we also get smart about the way we use energy and stop wasting it, we will be half way to ensuring our green supplies cover our needs. Exploitation of all technical potential for electrical efficiency (home insulation, consumer good efficiency standards), structural changes in the way energy is produced (moving away from large centralized power stations towards a decentralized energy system), and energy efficient transport modes (mass update of public transport systems, higher efficiency cars and trucks) are all needed.

“The kind of radical change we need in our energy system to tackle climate change might be a gargantuan challenge, but it’s nothing the renewable energy industry can’t deliver. We can do it. The question is whether our politicians and policymakers will.”


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