Published on March 30th, 2014
by Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz
It is of course correct that eventually all energy will be renewable, and the only question is how fast that happens. Fossil fuel will run out eventually.
It is also correct (in my opinion) that we should rather not gamble with the amount of CO2 that can be safely released.
The way to speed that transition up is to make fossil fuels more expensive. The way to make that happen is to mine it at a slower pace, and to keep larger reserves. As it happens, such a course of action would be highly profitable for everyone who owns fossil fuel reserves.
About the Author
Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz is a professor of German and European Law at
Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, blogging since 2003 at Lenz Blog. A free PDF file of his global
warming science fiction novel “Great News” is available here.
Article source: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/30/elon-musk-100-renewable/