The ABC pumps up religious opinion on climate change and energy. The irony, it hasn’t hit them yet:
The coal industry needs to stop telling the developing world what to do and start listening to what it wants.
Tom Harley That’s all we need, religion in an energy debate. We have enough of that in the climate change debate!
MOMENTUM SEEMS TO be building for a global deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December. With this sense of optimism comes a keen awareness that the use of fossil fuels must be phased out globally as rapidly as possible. Indeed, the idea that greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced to zero by 2050 is gaining wider acceptance.
Early movers are already shaking things up. Universities, pension funds, churches, banks, and even the heirs to the Rockefeller oil fortune are pulling their money out of fossil-fuel assets or are considering the possibility of divestment — an option made increasingly attractive by the swiftly falling cost of renewable energy. […]
A bit optimistic, I would say. Falling cost of renewable energy? They haven’t yet heard about Germany’s rapid return to coal. Bloomberg: Germany to Add Most Coal-Fired Plants in Two Decades, …