A Problem With Renewable Energy

The conventional approach to the present Climate Crisis is to replace fossil fuel energy with renewable sources. While renewables will surely be helpful, the approach being taken is anchored in the same industrialism that threatens life on Earth.

To fully replace fossil fuels with renewables would require an enormous expenditure of energy -- first to mine and process the necessary natural resources, then to manufacture and distribute the hardware, and eventually to decommission and replace it all. Mining industries, financial markets and most politicians love this approach.

While shifting to renewable energy might solve the climate crisis, as long as our economy requires constant Growth, other pollution, resource draw-down, species extinction and expanding inequality would continue to threaten our future.