Inevitability and Choice in Energy

To what extent will we really “need” fossil fuel in the years to come? And to what extent is it a choice?

Elizabeth Rosenthal – reporter on environment and health for The New York Times – suggests in in this article entitled Life After Oil And Gas that the question of how much we really “need” fossil fuels is one well worth pondering.

Rosenthal identifies two of the biggest obstacles that need to be overcome in order to accelerate a transfer to a low carbon, affordable and secure economy; namely the political and social mind-set that we can’t live without fossil fuels.

She is most definitely asking the right questions.