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January 15, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

“CURRENT global trends in energy supply and consumption are patently unsustainable — environmentally, economically, socially … What is needed is nothing short of an energy revolution.” I have said similar things myself, but this quote is from a new “World Energy Outlook” by the International Energy Agency.

The change is as amazing as if the Pope were to support contraception or the Business Council to call for stabilising the population. Until last year, the energy agency was still deep in denial about the problems of climate change and peak oil, and was talking about world energy use doubling and an increasing use of coal.

For full article, visit:
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion


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