Environmentalists support a major phase-down of fossil fuels and substitution of favored 'nonpolluting' energies to conserve depleting resources and protect the environment. Yet energy megatrends contradict those concerns. Fossil-fuel resources are becoming more abundant, not scarcer, and promise to continue expanding as technology improves, world markets liberalize, and investment capital expands. However, these facts do not mean a smaller role of the nonpolluting sources of energy in the long run given that……………………
Which one of the following statements best completes the passage above?
A. The costs of producing energy from nonpolluting sources of energy have remained constant in the last five years.
B. The availability of fossil fuels does mean an increased use of the same.
C. The amount of confirmed deposits of fossil fuels is sufficient to serve the world energy needs at least over the next two centuries.
D. There is an increasing sense of acceptance across the world on the harmful effects of the use of fossil fuels on the environment
E. Nonpolluting sources of energy are less cost-effective than fossil fuels.
Environmentalists support a major phase-down of fossil fuels and substitution of favored 'nonpolluting' energies to
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