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September 12, 2007

What Excellent News!

Apparently there's something that we've not been told:

However, VW's overall message was that power, glory and passion still matter. It was as if the German carmaker was ignoring the speech delivered only two hours earlier in the nearby Jahrhunderthalle by Carlos Ghosn, head of Renault and Nissan. He said that climate change posed the biggest technical and financial challenge for the global car industry in the 21st century (when the oil runs out midway through the century and the internal combustion engine is replaced by hydrogen fuel cells).

So, the oil runs out in 2050 and we all use hydrogen. Great! That's climate change solved then. Next problem please!

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I'm fairly certain that the ever-increasing number of coal power stations all over Asia might still chip in with a bit of global warming over the next 50 years or so.

Posted by: Letters From A Tory | Sep 12, 2007 10:03:12 AM

Silly question but why does the Guardian have a business section?

Posted by: Kit | Sep 12, 2007 10:28:02 AM

It's where they mind other people's.

Posted by: Ian Bennett | Sep 12, 2007 10:45:07 AM

And when the hydrogen runs out we can just switch to electric cars.

Posted by: Kay Tie | Sep 12, 2007 11:52:35 AM

How does a fuckwit like that get to be head of Renault and Nissan?

Posted by: Mark Wadsworth | Sep 12, 2007 12:24:57 PM

Because he's extremely good at it [obligatory Dillow nod to the Myth of Managerialism], having turned both companies around from unprofitable wrecks to reasonably successful firms.

Posted by: john b | Sep 12, 2007 3:10:10 PM

The Guardian subscribers have a tendency to watch their own money quite closely and a desire to pass it on. So, they have a Business section.

Posted by: walt moffett | Sep 12, 2007 8:06:52 PM