Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Chairman of BP: "I cannot understand how those who burn carbon get to do that without charge"

The Chairman of BP, Carl Henric Svanberg, has been discussing the future of energy  with the IPCCs Rajendra Pachauri and some other warmists  at the "Nobel week dialog" in Sweden:

There was a definite tension among the panelists at the Nobel Week dialog about what the future of energy might hold and how well we could predict that future based on current trends. For example, Carl Henric Svanberg (of BP and Volvo) noted that, while renewables are the fastest growing portion of the energy market, if you extrapolate out current trends, non-hydro renewables will only cover six percent of the world's energy needs by 2030.
And that's not good enough, Svenberg said: "We need to move fast, because time is not on our side." He was one of a number of speakers who called for a carbon tax to tilt the economic scales. In his case, Svanberg said, "I cannot understand how those who burn carbon get to do that without charge."

Isn't it amazing that a company which makes almost all of its operating income ($19.733 billion in 2012) from fossil fuels has a chairman, who openly promotes a tax "on those who burn carbon"!

Even Pachauri managed to sound less alarmist than Svanberg at the Nobel dialogue:

The IPCC's Rajendra Pachauri pointed out that, as recently as five years ago, some projections were still completely ignoring the impact that shale gas would have on the energy economy.

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