Saturday, May 9, 2015
Note to Those Who Want the World to Stop Using Coal
You are losing BADLY. According to energy experts, Robert Bryce and Vaclav Smil, the increase in global coal consumption over the past 10 years has exceeded that of oil, natural gas, nuclear, and renewables COMBINED. And the reason for this is elementary. a) Coal is cheap and b) the importance of affordable electricity towards both modernity and prosperity is unimpeachable. And, besides, who in the hell are we to tell these poor people that they can't take the same path to prosperity that we did? I'm surely not going to attempt it.