Renewable Energy Will Not Support Economic Growth

Resilience.org, June 5, 2015, By Richard Heinberg

"The world needs to end its dependence on fossil fuels as quickly as possible. That’s the only sane response to climate change, and to the economic dilemma of declining oil, coal, and gas resource quality and increasing extraction costs. The nuclear industry is on life support in most countries, so the future appears to lie mostly with solar and wind power. But can we transition to these renewable energy sources and continue using energy the way we do today? And can we maintain our growth-based consumer economy?

The answer to both questions is, probably not. ...

That doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The globalized consumer society was always unsustainable anyway, and we might be happier without it. ..."

http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-06-05/renewable-energy-will-not-support-economic-growth

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