[ExI] THE END for fossil power

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 16:38:02 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 09:25:01PM -0600, Kelly Anderson wrote:
>> Now one thing I found very concerning, and I hope it is not right is
>> that the US is now a net coal importer. That has geopolitical impact
>> that goes beyond whether we are imminently running out of coal. The
>> other thing that was truly disconcerting is how fast China was going
>> through their supplies. I'd like to see some more mainstream numbers
>> on China's usage, and reserves before commenting further... it is
>> interesting though.
> What I find quite concerning is how few people find peak fossil concerning.
> The typical reactions are either ignorance, or denial. That worked
> well enough in the last ~40 years, but we don't have another 40 years.

It isn't that I'm not concerned. it's that I think with enough
economic incentive (which peak anything will produce) there are a
number of viable alternatives that can be developed.


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