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THE COST OF THE VOLUNTARY EMISSION CURBS AGREED IN PARIS - IF THEY EVER MATERIALISE

Posted 14 December 2015

"Emission reductions 80% below actual 1990 levels means the world would have to eliminate 96% of the greenhouse gases that all humantiy woiuld likely rtelease if we reach populations levels, economic growth and living standards projected for 2050. Without fossil fuels those projections for better living standards would never be reached. In fact, average world per capita GDP in 2050 would be less than what Americans had in 1830!"  Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek analyse what the voluntary emission curbs would mean for the world's economy if they ever materialise.

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 December 2015 )
 
COP21: CLIMATE CHANGE THE INDUSTRY TO RIVAL THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Posted 13 December 2015

"If there has been a meeting of minds in Paris, a common link for the developed and developing world, the communists, big business and the Greens, it is the firm belief that there's a lot of money in climate change. Like a magic pudding, the climate change response will unleash economic forces to rival the the Industrial Revolution, liberate continents from poverty, boost food security and right historical wrongs. In the nuclear-powered corridors of the COP21 UN conference, industrial and economic transformation is the dominant narrative that does not lack ambition."   The Australian's Environment Editor, Graham Lloyd writes it's more about money than temperatures.

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 December 2015 )
 
BJORN LOMBORG REVEALS TRUE COSTS OF WIND & SOLAR ENERGY

Posted 23 October 2015

"When considering climate change, most people think wind turbines and solar panels are a big part of the solution. But, during the next 25 years, the contribution of solar and wind power to resolving the problem will be trivial - and the cost will be enormous.  The International Energy Agency estimates that about 0.04 per cent of global energy now comes from solar anjd wind."  Danish economist Bjorn Lomborg, writes in The Australian. 

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 October 2015 )
 
THE SHALE SHOCK: HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED

Posted 9 October 2015

"The world has changed. Although few yet understand it, the revolution in the production of oil and natural gas from shale has altered the course of global energy, affecting most of the world's people. This is not a short-term event. Citizens, industries and nations will be impacted for decades to come. We are witnessing a modern energy miracle."  Executive director of the Climate Coalition of America, Steve Goreham, writing at CDN (Communities Digital News).

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 October 2015 )
 
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