Optimists in the clean energy sector would have us believe that despite the largely disappointing outcome of Copenhagen and worldwide emissions growing apace, there is a kind of unassailable momentum towards
There’s some evidence for this argument, it’s mostly limited to developed countries, where many key types of energy demand are peaking anyway.
For example: a couple of weeks ago we looked at a report about the death of US coal. The news flow since then on coal has yielded quite a few arguments in favour of the optimistic line. Read more