Thursday, January 12, 2017

"Decoupling" means growing GDP while decreasing carbon emissions - another hoax

Growth, carbon, and Trump: States are “decoupling” economic growth from emissions growth | Brookings Institution: " largely due to favorable changes in these states’ fuel mixes, such as coal-to-gas power switching and increased reliance on nuclear energy. The shift toward cleaner-burning natural gas has enabled significant decoupling of growth from emissions"
"Decoupling" the latest distraction from degrowth from the growth advocates. Achieved by switching to gas and nuclear from coal. The externalities of coal are well documented. Gas and nuclear are newer and there is more confusion about their true costs. This is the only change.

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