Saturday, 13 June 2015

G7 to ditch fossil fuels

Well Tone the times they are a-changing.

In the latest nail in the coffin for fossil fuels, the energy hungry countries of the G7 have decided to ditch fossil fuels by the end of the century, with the technologies deployed by 2050.
On climate change, the G7 leaders pledged in a communique after their two-day meeting to develop long-term low-carbon strategies and abandon fossil fuels by the end of the century. 

"We commit to doing our part to achieve a low-carbon global economy in the long-term, including developing and deploying innovative technologies striving for a transformation of the energy sectors by 2050," the communique read. 

The leaders invited other countries to join them in their drive, saying they would accelerate access to renewable energy in Africa and intensify their support for vulnerable countries' own efforts to manage climate change. more
Indeed, the 21st century will be the end of the fossil fuel era.

What possible point would there be for anyone to build a new coal mine anywhere?