Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels?

Journal of Economic Perspectives (Winter 2016, v30 n1 p117-38; DOI: 10.1257/jep.30.1.117) / by Thomas Covert, et al.
http://bit.ly/1Ksvqth (working paper version)

[From a Climate Wire article by Gayathri Vaidyanathan, sub. req’d] Nations will not wean themselves off fossil fuels in the next century unless there are aggressive government policies to prod them, according to a new study.

The world would not by itself run out of fossil fuels, and alternative energy sources would not become cheap enough to replace fossil fuels in electricity generation and transportation, the study finds…


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