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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

November 29, 2005

George Monbiot on the coming energy crisis

A dense column, as he says, with lots of figures, but George Monbiot in the Guardian calculates that, even with maximum use of wind turbines and other renewables, our future generating capacity is between 23 and 34 GW short of current demand.

He suggests cutting demand as one solution, but that seems unlikely, because attempts to manage demand based on current figures, don't take account of actual growth.

"Dear Santa, please give me a nelectric toothbrush an a nelectric carving knife and a nelectric breadmaker and a nelectric smoothie maker and a nelectric guitar for xmas, thanks."

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