Ed Driscoll

SIDING WITH THE US: James

SIDING WITH THE US: James Glassman, in an essay on Tech Central Station titled An Energetic Victory, says that a number of developing nations sided with the US–and not European Luddites–when it comes which technologies to provide energy.

“The overall feeling,” said the source, “was that renewables might be fine for Europeans, but Africans and Asians need to boost their economies by using energy that is inexpensive and abundant.” The source was clearly referring to oil and coal, which will provide the vast majority of energy for China and India over the next decade.

Glassman calls it “a stunning victory on the contentious issue of energy” for the U.S.

Take that, Mayor Moonbeam!