Renewable Retrenchment
EU Mulls Retreat From Green Goals
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the United States has managed to cut emissions by more than 10 percent since 2005, not by subsidizing expensive, uncompetitive renewables, but by aggressively pursuing domestic reserves of shale gas.”

    Please, the US Government has been doing the same stupid things as the Europeans, Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wasted on solar, wind, alcohol, etc… America’s emissions weren’t cut by anything the US Government did, in fact the so called “aggressively pursuing domestic reserves of shale gas” was done by private interests on private land and was opposed by the US Government. There is more shale gas on public lands than private lands and it all remains to be developed when the US Government changes hands, and a more development receptive administration is installed.

  • Bill_Woods

    “…the United States has managed to cut emissions by more than 10 percent since 2005, …”
    That was then.

    “After years of decline, U.S. carbon emissions rose 2 percent in 2013
    … U.S. electric utilities burned a bit more coal and a bit less natural gas in 2013.”
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/13/after-years-of-decline-u-s-carbon-emissions-rose-2-percent-in-2013/

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