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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:35 PM

9. It all 'hinges' on KXL and China/India

The 'hinge' is slightly relevant because even if the pipeline is NOT built, the bitumen will be going to market somewhere. I seriously doubt the Canadian First Nations folks can effectively stop this thing. So we're stuck with that and I'm not seeing it as a big 'hinge' anymore.

The second 'hinge' is the roaring economies of Asia. If those emerging markets trim their oil usage or improve their vehicle emission standards and their power plants (Which China has taken steps to do) then the world stands a chance of making substantive drops in CO2 emissions.

One of our big 'hinges' was introducing CAFEE standards (Gas mileage) and Tesla Motors making a strong showing. IF we can burn LESS gas, and use MORE energy from non-polluting sources, the US will certainly reduce its carbon 'burden'.

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