Is America’s fossil fuel empire collapsing? - cleantech perspectives @ Clixoo
Together, a Green BRI (Belt & Road Initiative) and Europe’s Green Deal could provide a definitive energy transformation. Together China and Europe hold the key for the future of energy.
Moo: So Xoo, do you think the American fossil fuel empire is collapsing?
Moo: But can America maintain its role as the world’s lone super power?
Xoo: Moo, you know that I’m a novice in politics. So, I won’t waste your time by trying to answer that question. I’d rather dwell on that question, “Can America become the green/cleantech super power?”
Moo: Well, that's an interesting question too. And your guess?
Xoo: My answer is: unlikely
Moo: Ah, you think the Europeans or Chinese will steal a march over America in high tech for clean & green?
Xoo: You know what, Moo, you inadvertently say things and use words that are give me ideas.
Moo: Always difficult to impress, aren’t you, Xoo? It wasn’t inadvertent.
Xoo: Let me continue, Moo. You used the term high-tech for clean and green.
Moo: What about it?
Xoo: I’m convinced that America will lead the world in high-tech for the foreseeable future.
Moo: But then...;Xoo: But I think the leaders of cleantech & greentech will need to master something that’s different from high-tech. High-tech in most cases has been about exploiting nature & resources. Exploiting, not necessarily always in a negative sense, but in the sense of using & depleting. Greentech will need to leverage resources, not exploit them. Greentech & cleantech will need to use technologies that are strongly aligned to how natural systems work.
Moo: And you don’t think America can become a leader in that?
Xoo: I think there are other regions, especially Europe that are far better positioned than the US.
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