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Obama says shift to green energy is 'irreversible'

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Posted in Business on 10th Jan, 2017 05:08 PM by AlexMuller

Renewable energy sources will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming administration, says President Obama. The President says it's unlikely that power companies will switch back to coal, regardless of Mr Trump's plans to boost production. Mr Trump has also said he wants the US to pull out of the Paris climate agreement.

 

But President Obama says this would see the US lose its "seat at the table". The President's views appeared in a policy forum article in the highly regarded research journal, Science. The editors believe it is the first time that a sitting President has written such a feature.
 
In the article, the President argues that a "massive scientific record" shows that climate change is "real and cannot be ignored".
 
Mr Obama also details the reasons he believes the trend towards a low-carbon economy is now "irreversible".
 
He points to the fact that between 2008 and 2015 the US economy grew by 10% while emissions of CO2 fell by almost the same amount.
 
Mr Obama says that US businesses have increasingly seen the financial benefits from cutting carbon through greater energy efficiency.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2017-01-11
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It is great that Science endorsed and published these views, the article that emphasises support for renewable energy by explaining its benefits is needed at this point of political change
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2017-01-11
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Yes, and much more is needed from the press that should report properly solid scientific evidence presented by scientists to their readers .... not just words from politicians .... Reply
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