Friday, November 18, 2016

Does Trump Need Renewable Energy to Make Us Energy Independent?

Geoffrey Smith at Fortune looks at a report from the International Energy Agency and reports that Trump may not reach U.S. energy independence in his lifetime if he doesn't boost renewable energy.
It could happen sooner, but that would require Trump to really embrace the kind of transformation of the energy sector called for by the Paris Accord on climate change–promoting renewables, encouraging energy efficiency, and migrating the transport sector to electric motors. That’s kind of awkward, given that Trump has pledged to pull out of the accord and revive the coal industry instead.

Link: Trump Can Make the U.S. Energy-Independent—If He Goes Green

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