Archive for April, 2016

When we think of what needs to happen when we consider a green future and how we can curve the affects of global warming there is one villain that we seem to not put the target on strong enough. That is of coarse the use of fossil fuels for energy. We can do all the recycling or ride sharing we want, but the truth remains that if we do not curve this trend and find a way to completely get off the tit of fossil fuels then these are all mute points and it really doesn’t matter all long as public enemy number one remains at large. We see that the advent of electric cars is on the horizon. However, as long as our energy source for these remains from the burning of fossil fuels to produce electricity, the point here again is fairly mute, although slightly better still pretty bad. This is a glimpse of the futureaasd

Right now however there seems to be someone who is putting the example for the rest of the world that may or may not have implications for other nations, and at the very least will be beneficial in their own right. What I am referring to is the Netherlands who is saying that by 2025 they aim to flat out bad the use off all gas and diesel modes of transportation in their country. This is coming from their labor party and is being seen by some to be a very left move, However it is gaining by partisan support. The reason being is that fuel is a finite resource, and they want to get on this before it gets on them. That is to say that they want to be ahead of the curve and plan for this before they are caught with their lets between their legs. the innovations that come out of there will likely boost their economy and allow them to meet the demands of tomorrows energy landscape better than most. This is coming in the same week that China announced its plans to shift entirely to a solar and wind by the same time frame. However, the difference being that the Chinese plan is a multi multi trillion dollar en devour thathojlkj may or may not happen to the degree they are proclaiming. However, it is an remediable amount to say the least considering they are public enemy number one when it comes to the contribution of global warming through the burning of fossil fuels in the production of green house gasses. What this is going to mean for the Netherlands remains to be seen and the fact is, is that they are probably positioned to do this better than most countries in the world. The reason being is that they are a fairly isolate economy, in addition, they have a world class public transportation system that allows them to make these leaps without totally adversely affecting their citizenry. Alot needs to happen before 2025, however, if they can pull it off it will be a loud and clear voice of change.