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Science splits ranks over fossil fuel phase-out

Wednesday 28 Jun 17 11:00am


By TIM RADFORD | In a furious argument that can only leave the lay observer blinking, two sets of academics have parted company over the future of US energy: how actually to achieve a fossil fuel phase-out.

One group has just published a complex analysis that bundles together wind, sun and hydro power, the nuclear option, biofuels and even carbon capture and storage as the realistic answer to the need to drastically reduce a nation’s reliance on fossil fuels.

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