Your request: “science”
Energy is a key to progress and growth but both are synonymous to pollution. From Kyoto to Copenhagen the release of CO2 in the atmosphere has not stopped increasing. The critical line has been reached and we cannot count on the main actors (USA and China) to interfere in this evolution.
Finding solutions that are capable of replacing 100% of fossil energies in the next ten to twenty years is the challenge. The race has started.
Could de-growth and a redistribution of wealth also question the actual dogma of economic growth?