THE COMING ERA OF ABUNDANT CLEAN ENERGY #Auspol 

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Company noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units, and advised AT&T to pull out. McKinsey was wrong, of course. There were more than 100 million cellular phones in use in 2000; there are billions now. Costs have fallen so far that even the poor — all over world — can afford a cellular phone.
The experts are saying the same about solar energy now. They note that after decades of development, solar power hardly supplies 1 per cent of the world’s energy needs. They say that solar is inefficient, too expensive to install, and unreliable, and will fail without government subsidies. They too are wrong. Solar will be as ubiquitous as cellular phones are.  Sourced through Scoop.it from: jpratt27.wordpress.com

GR:  Clean energy certainly is a critical goal.  But attaining the goal without reversing human population growth and all of its impacts on nature will only draw out our mass extinction and ecocide of the Earth.

1 thought on “THE COMING ERA OF ABUNDANT CLEAN ENERGY #Auspol 

  1. Gary, there is no switch to turn off population. A sustainable economy is the first step. We must then eliminate global poverty access to education & health services will reduce population as it already has in the developed world. But unless we create a sustainable economy using clean energy we will all be poor & the population will decline rapidly. Either way population isn’t a long term problem. Cheers John thanks for the reblog

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