[p2p-research] How (not) to resolve the energy crisis

Ryan Lanham rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 22:15:06 CET 2009

Use of fossil fuels and energy use per capita are both growing...even in


World Bank, the UN and many other measurement bodies publish regularly on

Whether renewables offset these uses I cannot say...I doubt anyone can.
What is clear is that energy consumption and carbon production are both
increasing.  Science groups just today announced goals of peaking carbon in
2015 and reducing it then by 1/2 by 2030.  Certainly the first goal is
fantasy.  Hard to say about the second.


On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 08:03:12PM -0700, Matt Boggs wrote:
> > Increasing the share of renewable energy will not make us any less
> dependent
> > on fossil fuels as long as total energy consumption keeps rising.
> Renewable
> Please cite references for your claim.
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