Comments on: DOE report: U.S. will remain coal-dependent in 2035, carbon emissions rise http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/23/doe-report-u-s-will-remain-coal-dependent-in-2035-carbon-emissions-rise/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jobon1 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/23/doe-report-u-s-will-remain-coal-dependent-in-2035-carbon-emissions-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-347610 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:57:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19366#comment-347610 Do either of these studies factor in the greenhouse gases associated with the steel production involved in manufacturing wind turbines? Or the energy required to refine silicon to a level pure enough for solar panel manufacturing? I’m guessing not….

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By: tomgraywind http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/23/doe-report-u-s-will-remain-coal-dependent-in-2035-carbon-emissions-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-347373 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 20:37:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19366#comment-347373 Something seems odd here. The U.S. currently has 36.7 gigawatts of wind installed (as of the end of the third quarter of 2010 – awea.org/rn_release_10-29-10.cfm . I think it is extremely unlikely that it will drop to 11.2 GW (including solar) over the next 25 years.–Regards, Tom Gray, American Wind Energy Association

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By: MrTimeAttack http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/23/doe-report-u-s-will-remain-coal-dependent-in-2035-carbon-emissions-rise/comment-page-1/#comment-347368 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 19:25:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19366#comment-347368 If that is the case in 2035, it would be absolutely embarrassing and appalling…

In 25 years, if we cannot increase our renewable energy production so that it is more than 14% of our total production, we need to be ashamed of ourselves.

Strategically (economic, resource, military, etc.), it is in our best interest to make the shift to renewable energy production.

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