The US currently is beating its Kyoto Protocol CO2 goals, without the need to buy a box of green weenie credits
Have You Thanked Shale Today?
Unlike Europe or Japan which both bet on the wrong horse, alternative energy.
Much more below the fold.
What It Would Really Take to Reverse Climate Change
From Mead's article, "We’re just two years away from becoming a net exporter of natural gas—a remarkable feat when you consider that we spent most of the last decade beefing up our liquified natural gas (LNG) import infrastructure in a quest to secure alternative methods of gas supply in the coming years. Now, those import terminals are looking like a busted bet, and we’re instead constructing export facilities to start liquifying and shipping our glut of shale gas to customers abroad."
USA meets Kyoto protocol goal – without ever embracing it
To the extent European countries meet Kyoto it is because either their economies have been destroyed i.e., Greece, or they are buying carbon credits, not because they are actually reducing carbon.
Anyone who believes that CAGW is an existential crisis needs to get on board with shale gas, and nuclear energy. There is no possible way that alternative energy outputs can significantly reduce carbon output.
Mapping Where Electric Vehicles Actually Cause More Pollution Than Gas Cars
Most Americans live where electrification of the auto is a carbon negative, because of the reliance on coal for electrical energy production.
I am not persuaded that carbon is the threat the alarmist camp proclaims. However, I would could quite easily be persuaded to follow a nuclear/natural gas driven revolution in electrical production, and the electrification of the automobile once the self drive car revolutionizes automobility.
Alternatives simply don't cut it, and with the present technology they never will. Time to run the OODA loop, and choose our BATNA. To coin a pile of acronyms.