“Let’s Get Real About Renewables”
Mass development of renewable resources has been proposed, almost to the exclusion of traditional fossil fuels and nuclear energy. But over-hyping and overselling of renewables may actually delay the use of cleaner and more efficient energy sources, and the efficient use of energy. Overselling renewables will reduce living standards, especially among those with low incomes and resources. The appropriate use of renewables will be discussed, as well as their important role in humanity’s future. The talk will conclude with a discussion of what will hopefully be our clean energy future, minimizing climate change and assuring our greatest prosperity. This will be our greatest challenge as the ethical community, Americans and global citizens.