The expansion of Asian populations and economies is expected to have unprecedented and unpredictable impacts on world resources. The task of meeting future energy needs is daunting. The Chinese have made the use of renewables their preferred option to increase energy production and availability. What may not be obvious is that their installation rate for renewable energy equates to installing either 10 large hydroelectric dams, or 86 nuclear plants, or 342 coal power plants in one year. Implementing this number of sizable capital projects for any of these technologies in one year in one region is exceedingly problematic, if not impossible. The rationale and underlying strategy as it relates to meeting future energy needs are both interesting and useful. It is unlikely that fossil fuels could meet both energy and installation rate requirements. Introduction Is there a concerted foreign effort to cripple the fossil fuel industry? If not, then […]