Energy Policy:

Greenpeace adviser discourages use of clean coal and nuclear to reduce warming

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change prepares to issue its fourth assessment, expected to emphasize humans' contributions to global warming, Greenpeace has released a report commissioned by the German Aerospace Center entitled, "Energy Revolution: A Blueprint for Solving Global Warming." Meant to coincide with the IPCC findings, the Greenpeace report seeks to provide solutions to climate change with an international focus on renewables. During today's OnPoint, John Coequyt, energy policy specialist for Greenpeace USA, discusses the details of the "Energy Revolution" report and explains why clean coal and nuclear should not be a focus for lawmakers in the push to curb the effects of global warming. Coequyt also addresses critics' claims that the recommendations in the report are lofty and not feasible.