Monday, January 23, 2012
EIA: Oil imports falling, carbon emissions flatlining - The Washington Post
The U.S. Energy Information Administration just released its Annual Energy Outlook 2012 report, and three things stick out: The United States is dramatically curbing its oil imports, carbon emissions are flatlining and we have less shale gas than once thought. Here’s a rundown:
It’s hard to rally around the term “sustainability” these days. When we consider the record amount of emissions we’re spewing into the atmosphere and the slow pace of change relative to our compounding environmental problems, the term “sustainable” has lost much of its meaning.
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That’s not the full story. Despite our efforts to normalize many of the indicators to Gross Domestic Product in order to avoid spikes and drops resulting from economic booms and busts, we believe that less economic activity doesn’t always lead to lower environmental impacts. In some instances -- electricity power plants, for example -- industrial operations must operate at baseline levels that don’t always move in lockstep with the economy.