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Climate Agreement Will Only Hasten Transition Beyond Oil

MIN READDec 13, 2015 | 14:36 GMT

Delegates attend a plenary session at the U.N. climate change summit in Paris on Dec. 9.

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The climate summit in Paris is just one part of a much larger transition that is already taking place. Just as mankind's primary energy source has changed over the centuries, first from wood to coal and then from coal to oil, a new resource is rising to take oil's place. Whether that resource is nuclear power, natural gas, renewables, or some combination of the three, the shift away from oil is already well underway....

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