Toward Rational Energy Planning

By | February 28, 2011

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America urgently needs a rational energy policy. Such a policy should be based upon economics and reliability, yet options favored by our current government provide no real solutions to meeting future energy needs in a responsible and cost effective way.

Science & Public Policy’s readers are aware of the abundant empirical evidence that the earth’s climate is predominantly driven by natural forces, and that manmade carbon dioxide emissions do not significantly affect climate in a negative way. Recommendations herein are based upon that premise. Carbon dioxide is regarded by the author as a natural and beneficial constituent of our atmosphere, and that no harm would result from burning all of earth’s economically recoverable fossil fuels.