There is an interesting article at National Geographic titled Can Natural Gas Be a Bridge to Clean Energy?.
That eminent magazine is promoting the article and wants people to help answer the question it poses; here is a copy of the Tweet that provided me the initial link.
Tell us what you think: Can natural gas be a bridge to clean energy? http://t.co/T0BvNalYbF
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) March 24, 2014
When I followed the link, I could not help but be amused by the way the page appeared when I landed there. Surprise, surprise, Google Ad words saw fit to decorate the page with a frequently served Shell ad – part of the super major oil and gas company’s Let’s Go campaign.
Here is a window capture:
I understand how Google Ad Words work and realize that your experience might be different, but I just had to share the image with you. Now I’ll go back and finish reading the article.
Update: I’m back. The article was a lot shorter than I expected. It was mainly an introduction to the following poll question:
I left the following comment:
I’m sorry I could not complete your poll question because there is no appropriate choice available. I can accept natural gas as a bridge to a clean energy future, but renewables alone will never be able to serve modern society.
While I personally believe that nuclear energy can fit a reasonable definition of “renewable,” I realize that the renewable energy industry that claims that word as its brand will resist any attempt to allow nuclear energy to qualify. That seems to be true even for nuclear energy systems that are designed to run on “nuclear waste” since it still contains about 95% of its initial potential energy.
Without a choice that includes nuclear energy, there is simply no way for me to honestly participate.
Publisher, Atomic Insights
Host and producer, the Atomic Show Podcast.