Provided that the political process keeps going forward and doesn’t stall completely, it is quite possible that this drive for efficiency, together with greater competition in energy markets, and persistent high energy prices, will bring about the 50%–80% carbon emission reductions that are necessary by the middle of this century.
If so, the prospects for on-site cogeneration – already improving markedly around the world – will continue to improve substantially. Climate change may well remain in the US President’s closet a while longer. But for the rest of us it’s out in the open and beckoning us on.
Michael Brown, Editor
Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production