Renewables pass coal in April

semipro

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2009
3,610
SW Virginia
Wow!
Good for us.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
79,071
South Puget Sound, WA
it's encouraging, but we are tip-toeing forward instead of sprinting.
 

woodgeek

Minister of Fire
Jan 27, 2008
4,152
SE PA
That last article nailed it. Exponential growth in renewables, but whose annual additions in energy are still smaller than the annual increase in global demand.

But they are getting close. And when Ashful endorses the Green New Deal, I will start to sleep better at night. ;hm
 
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AlbergSteve

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2017
599
Vancouver Island

walhondingnashua

Burning Hunk
Jul 23, 2016
193
ohio
I teach environmentalism in coal/ old coal country. Its hard to get people to look past their struggles with income because that is their most pressing issue. The number one message I use is that the coal is running out and their are job opportunities in gas/ alternatives. Politics is not "killing coal," a shrinking supply and competition from cheaper alternatives is doing it. I agree that we are not moving fast enough, but I see hope in the economy actually driving us into a greener future.
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
6,467
Eastern Central PA
Coal is fading into the sunset. I still burn coal for some of my heat but ill eventually change to gas or a HP. Probably a HP as the Gas company here is just bonkers.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,020
Philadelphia
... when Ashful endorses the Green New Deal, I will start to sleep better at night. ;hm
It’s a shame they had to muddle their environmental goals, with which I could get on board, with such socialistic ideals.

... and I’m greener than I let on. Just don’t tell my pals at the country club, I have a party image to maintain.
 

georgepds

Minister of Fire
Nov 25, 2012
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begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
79,071
South Puget Sound, WA
Killing the ICE car is going to kill some jobs too. And the automobile put most carriage and wagon makers out of business. Look at the number of jobs computers replaced. It's the price of progress. Computers also created many new jobs. Yes, ending fossil fuel dependencies will end some jobs, but refineries are still going to be refining and new jobs in renewables have to be filled by someone right?