U.S. Enters New Energy Era – Lester Brown

"The United States has entered a new energy era, ending a century of rising carbon emissions," according to Lester R. Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute and author of the forthcoming "Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization."

In a piece published last week in the Washington Post, he asserts that the U.S. delegation to international climate talks has a surprisingly strong negotiating position, based on a 9% drop in U.S. carbon emissions over the past two years and a commitment to even bigger decreases.

Although part of the carbon decreases can be attributed to the recession, Brown notes that the use of oil and coal is trending downwards, while renewables–particularly wind–is on the rise. 

Read the full piece at the link below.

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