02 Apr '11, 2pm

What would you like to know about clean energy? « Climate Progress:

Millions of words are written about clean energy every day, but Climate Progress is in the most unique position I know of to do the honest, full-cost accounting of all clean (versus dirty) energy systems. My intuition is that if you polled most Americans and people around the world about what percentage of total energy consumption (not just electricity) in the U.S. and world is clean, the answers would most often range from something like 10 to 50 per cent, with the other 90 to 50 per cent fairly easily attained. This is an inaccuracy that will kill us if we’re not careful. Right now wind and solar comprise less than one per cent of total energy consumption (not just electricity). Instead of being accurate and honest about this, most of the statistics about clean energy never mention this, but instead talk only about percentage increases that are impressive but without men...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/02/what-would-you-like...

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