Life itself locks us into fossil fuels. Without hydrocarbons, there would be no more forests in large parts of the planet as we would have used I all up for construction and energy, there would be less than 1 billion people on this planet as more would not be sustainable and the vast majority of the remaining population would live in abject poverty. Hydrocarbons freed us and healed the planet. We were on a path to total destruction and hydrocarbons saved us.
By Paul Homewood There’s an interesting analysis of wind power on the Energy Future blog: Full story here.