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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 02:04 PM

23. You're pointing your camera in the wrong direction

You support your position with either false claims ("As long as economic growth is required, more energy has to be used") or you make self evident statements that aren't related to your actual "analysis" at all ("So long as the amount of renewable energy available falls short of the amount required for economic growth, fossil fuels will be used to close the gap - as well as to fuel the economic performance they fueled in the previous year".

Do you account for any of these points? No, you don't.

Note that the decoupling of CO2 emissions from GDP in the US and EU disproves your inexorable link between economic growth and more energy.


And the movement by China













How about the mass introduction of electric drive vehicles for personal transportation, estimated to be 7% of global market by 2020? Lots of economic growth potential resulting in a strong net reduction in energy use.


And with predictions 300GW of solar by 2020, don't you suppose that "economic growth" of this nature will ALSO result in net negative carbon emissions as we displace fossil fuels?


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