COP15 Copenhagen

5 days and counting.

Next Monday, delegates from nations around the world will descend upon Copenhagen to discuss our warming world and the measures we can take today to clamp down on carbon emissions and exorbitant energy consumption. President Obama will make a stop in Copenhagen on Wednesday, December 9th, on his way to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. He will make a pledge to the gathered assembly that the U.S. will cut its carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 30% before 2025 and by 42% before 2030. An official treaty, however, is not expected to be a result of this year’s conference.

Increasing the output of wind energy, one of the cleanest and most production form of renewable energy, is obviously one sure-fire way to help meet these goals. We will watch with great interest as an international strategy to preserve our environment develops next week. It is an effort sure to rely on wind and other renewables.