17 Aug '11, 1am

Which Republican Candidates Could Become Pawns In The Last Great Carbon Fuel Gambit?

Which Republican Candidates Could Become Pawns In The Last Great Carbon Fuel Gambit?

Conflict (Chess II) Image & caption credits:Flickr , Cristian V. 'Gambit' gets used diffusely. A Gambit is a chess opening in which a player sacrifices a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position. So a political analogy is what I intend. With renewable energy approaching the crossover point - a place from which it could successfully compete in electricity markets - carbon-based fuel suppliers needed a gambit to hold onto their markets. They found one in the Republican Party. Sacrificial lambs may soon have to be found, however, with the risk of a series of extreme weather events revealing which would-be emperors have no clothes. Here's why. Executives at major coal, gas, and oil producers realize that climate change is a growing danger to society - possibly even to their existing operations. Extreme weather events seen all over the world over have ...

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