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Greens Shocked(!) by Obama’s Atlantic Drilling Plan
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  • FriendlyGoat

    I’d like to assume that the next-to-last sentence is asking for GOVERNMENTS to fund the “boost” of investment, but TAI seems reluctant to ever admit such things.

    Separately, there are lots of people who debate the effects of fossil fuels in climate change. But, seriously, the “cheapest” options may be thought really, really stupid a couple of hundred years out. This implies that the whole of people on earth CANNOT make any decisions except the “cheapest” decisions in the short term. How dumb does that say we are?

    • Boritz

      In a couple of hundred years there will be a big sun umbrella stationed at L1.

  • Fat_Man

    “Boosting investment in the research and development of next-generation
    zero-emissions energy sources could one day provide a kind of
    breakthrough that would allow renewables to compete with dirtier energy
    sources on price.”

    No it won’t. There is no technological headroom in that space for that ship to come in. No matter how much research you do the sun will still set every day and the wind will still be inconstant.

    • Tom

      Depends on whether or not we can get better power storage capacity.

      • Fat_Man

        Battery storage is part of the no headroom. Batteries were invented more than 200 years ago. Their scientific basis in electro-chemistry is well worked out.

  • S.C. Schwarz

    It’s a bait and switch. That oil (offshore in the Atlantic) will never come out of the ground as long as a Democrat is in the White House.

    Friendly Goat: Whatever the hypothetical benefits of our reducing CO2 emissions, in the real world there will be zero benefits as China, India and others will, of course, refuse to play along. All we are doing is exporting industrial jobs to China. The Democrats used to care about blue collar workers but now, despite their endless whining about inequality, they bow to the Greens.

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