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Real Sustainability Versus Activist Sustainability

Roy323 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 12:18 PM
adrianvance-the "wind farms" in WV work that same way. (Didn't take long for Mr Pickens to deep-six the wind business, did it?)

Companies everywhere extol their sustainable development programs and goals. Sustainability drives UN programs like Agenda 21, EU and US green energy initiatives, and myriad manufacturing, agricultural, forestry and other efforts. But what is sustainability? What is – or isn’t – sustainable?

Former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland said sustainability means we may develop … and meet the needs of current generations … only to the extent that doing so “will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”

At first blush, that sounds logical, perhaps even ethical. But on closer examination, it is...