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Renewables will shift the global superpowers

Posted on 11 February 2013

The world’s superpowers have traditionally relied on those countries rich in energy. But as the world moves to renewables, who will emerge as the new leading nations? “[O]ur oil addition is not just changing the climate system; it is also changing the international system… First, and most important, through our energy purchases we are helping to strengthen the most intolerant, antimodern, anti-Western, anti-women’s rights, and antipluralistic strain of Islam - the strain propagated by Saudi Arabia.
“Second, our oil addition is helping to finance a reversal of the democratic trends in Russia, Latin American, and elsewhere that were set in motion by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of Communism…I call this phenomenon ‘the First Law of Petropolitics’: As the price of oil goes up, the pace of freedom goes down…”……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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