Competitiveness of oil, coal and renewable energy sources

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual Medium-Term Coal Market Report where was clear that coal’s weight in the global energy mix continues to rise. The IEA expects that coal demand will increase in every region except in the US, where coal is being pushed out by natural gas.

After all the conferences, international agreements, plans and strategies regarding the implementation of renewable energy, most analysts are still talking about competitiveness of these resources. It is still the money that is put on focus of most of the reports but not the simple fact that life is on stake. Life was not created by money though it could be ruined by the same.

There is a Bible comparison that flashes through mind – The Plagues of Egypt and especially the Plague of locusts: “They will devour what little you have left after the hail, including every tree that is growing in your fields.“

Like a swarm of locusts the human race is trying to swallow what has left from billions of years of evolution in just few generations, leaded by the devastating greed.

When we’re talking about competitiveness of renewable energy sources, we’re talking about strength but we forget that the water drop will destroy the stone. We close our eyes for this simple truth because our time is limited. There is no place for parallels between fossils and renewable energy sources as there is no way eternity to compete with hours.