The one thing that will not work is the one thing that the environmental movement insists upon: subsidizing wealthy crony capitalists to build low-density, low-output, capital-intensive, land-hungry renewable energy schemes, while telling the poor to give up the dream of getting richer through fossil fuels.
Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really) - WSJ
Forecasting long-term energy trends begins with a simple fact: people need energy. Over the next few decades, population and income growth – and an unprecedented expansion of the global middle class – are expected to create new demands for energy. We see global energy consumption rising by about 35 percent from 2010 to 2040.
Energy in tomorrow's global landscape | ExxonMobil
... as covered in these earlier posts:
Futures Forum: Climate change: and the coal mining industry
Futures Forum: On psychopaths, politicians and doing business
Futures Forum: "Exposing the futuristic fantasies deployed by the fossil-fuel companies"
Here is a robust defence of 'keeping the lights on':
Earth Hour: How the West Plays at Poverty
Turning out the lights is a dark joke
MARCH 30, 2015 by DANIEL BIER
Earth Hour: How the West Plays at Poverty : Blog : Foundation for Economic Education
WWF's Earth Hour | Saturday 28 March
Video Highlights: 2015 Earth Hour Celebration - Bernews.com : Bernews.com
Futures Forum: On the Transition: "Future Primitive"