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It also will be easier to pass legislation that funds and subsidizes initial renewable energy infrastructure than to take down the entire fossil fuel industry for starters. That victory alone will guarantee that fossil fuel will be eliminated in time. Better that than fighting and losing a battle over preemptively closing down fossil fuel. The second step would be eliminating fossil fuel subsidies.

That said, as soon as it becomes politically possible to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels go for it. Even if we start by only reducing them.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jul 6th, 2019 at 03:18:03 AM EST
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