Two facts make clean energy unbeatable: polluting of the environment and its friend-environment change. Sure are naysayers there. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was quoted as saying, “Scientists are ‘coming ahead daily’ to disavow a ‘theory that remains unproven,’ ” in a tweet by New Hampshire Public Radio. Whatever. Delingpole takes issue with an information item that indicates sharks may be adapting to climate change. Best for the sharks. Here’s the problem — continued and accelerated burning up of fossil fuels not only taps the way to obtain easy-to-extract oil but the proof of its results mounts.
And sure, domestic coal is abundant. But blacken the skies, so that even those who reside in the countryside can’t see more than a mile or two, and followers — even those who hail careers, jobs, jobs — begin to go the way of passenger pigeons. Corporations are beginning to pay attention, and not with lip service just. Sustainability has taken root in boardrooms throughout the world, and investment in practices and technology that prevent destruction of the environment is rocketing upward faster than anybody thought possible. Cheap oil is excellent. Canada’s oil sands are perfect.
And that Bakken oil shale development under Parshall, N.D. But here we’ve got to deal with an environment that’s had plenty of of our fast technological ascent. If mankind continues to force the devastation thing, not only will the overall economy collapse but most of us will get sick and die before we get old long.
GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich sidestep the problem of clean energy on the campaign path. This, however, contrasts with the mood of many in the private sector mightily, which Mitt and Newt say they support hands-down. Corporations and small businesses are embracing the concept of sustainability publicly, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and even green chemistry. It could appear corporate boards and business owners see the value in becoming environmentally friendly.
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Gingrich says he would “finance cleaner energy research and tasks with new coal and oil royalties,” but goes on to market oil shale development and the damage of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Clean or green Hardly. So yeah, lop off another mountain to extract coal, turn up the power plant and dust the neighborhood.
Sentiment toward clean energy and sustainable procedures is maturing. True believers come from both ends of the U.S. Economic practicality shall do that. In fact, technological innovation in clean energy is moving forward so rapidly that by the time industry masters one form of energy capture, another is baked up in the test kitchen and ready for a taste test. For instance, solar’s efficiency is pressing 50 percent, while the battery pack technology gets so versatile that some companies expect batteries to complement home solar systems. And backyard mechanics are determining how to extract hydrogen using solar-powered energy and operating their cars from the stuff. There’s value to completely clean air.
It makes a good slogan, true. But more than that it’s an incredible goal. To believe that very quickly relatively, the United States could become energy indie with clear skies and wealthier boggle your brain. Consumers would have to adapt to electric cars, natural gas-powered fleet vehicles, and hydrogen-hot rods even.
The army would lead the world in the creation of biodiesel, algae isobutanol, and fuel. Markets would spend less time worry about crude oil prices and more about increasing international sales in under-developed countries now in a position to produce their own clean energy. Sounds a little crazy, and it is maybe. Alternatively, evidence a cleaner world is not far-fetched is mounting.
Corporate Knights, a self-described company for clean capitalism, has unveiled its eighth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large companies in the world. Also on the list are South African mining giant Anglo American, Japan’s Hitachi, Intel, United Kingdom’s AstraZeneca, Brazil’s Petrobras, and Norway’s Statoil ASA. The ratings were predicated on ratios of sales to energy production, carbon creation, water use, and waste.