The New York Times is reporting that German chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the leaders of the G-7 group of wealthy democracies (United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom) have committed to eliminating the use of carbon-producing fuels by the end of the 21st century.
From the article:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed that the world should phase out the use of fossil fuels by the end of this century.
Merkel said Monday that the G-7 leaders committed themselves to the need to “decarbonize the global economy in the course of this century”.
This agreement has been reached ahead of a climate summit that will be held in Paris later this year where there is a push to reach a binding global agreement on the reduction of carbon emissions. Full decarbonization would require the elimination of using fossil fuels for the production of energy (except maybe if carbon capture and storage systems are used), and would be a massive task.
Without a “magic bullet” technology that would make it easy and desirable to move away from fossil fuels, it has been an uphill battle to reduce the use of fossil fuels, which still provide the vast majority of energy used around the world. Use of current alternatives is growing, but it would take a monumental effort to move fully away from carbon producing fuels with technologies like wind and solar, especially if nuclear fission was off the table.
Now, let’s suppose that LENR enters the marketplace and is shown to be able to produce energy in quantities needed to power the world economy, without any carbon emissions, and with a tiny fraction of the fuel currently used in the world’s energy production. That prospect could make these climate conferences a LENR-fest where global leaders from large and small countries could celebrate a viable solution to what is currently an extremely thorny problem, and where agreements have been notoriously difficult to reach and enforce.
The Paris conference runs from November 30th -December 15th which might be too soon to have results of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat plant testing published. So this conference might be as difficult previous ones. However, I feel it is just a matter of time before word gets out that LENR can meet the goals of these climate summits, and that it is entirely possible that decarbonization could be realized well before the end of the century.