Skip to comments.Global clean-energy 'revolution' falters ahead of Rio
Posted on 06/18/2012 9:19:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A UN push to provide electricity to more than one billion people who live off the grid is threatened by indecision at an important global development conference this week, despite robust support from EU leaders.
Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, has called for a global clean energy revolution to provide electricity to the developing world by 2030 and he won commitments to the plan from the European Commission earlier this year.
But negotiators meeting in New York ahead of the 20th anniversary Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro appeared to fall short of agreeing commitments to provide sustainable energy in some of the worlds most impoverished regions, though the final conclusions are likely to support the concept.
A New York agreement about that was not reached, Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said in Brussels before heading to the Brazil meetings.
Its logical and should be supported by everybody, but we hope we will find an agreement, he said. Its absolutely something which is a must for human development.
Potočnik has pressed for an assertive EU role in winning binding ecological commitments at Rio from wary partners in developing and rich nations alike.
But one UN Development Program official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said donor fatigue in times of economic troubles is part of the problem.
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These people are smoking crack.
They’re not. They have accomplished many of their agenda 21 goals, mostly because they buy our politicians and the Anerican people who should be paying attention don’t.
Something tells me that Agenda 21 can be achieved while intoxicated on crack . . .
I think talk of this so called “faltering” is little more than a smokescreen. My electric company is building wind farms whether the people want them or not.
Ye canna change the laws of physics. Wishing that giant fans or pixie powered sparkle buggies will somehow magically make those laws go away will not make it so.
Make Solyndra a branch of the United Nations!
They finally took the Solyndra logo down off one of the plants we taxpayers bought.
They’re not building anything the people want and we’re still paying them for it!