Follow The Money: Self-Interested Fiction Supplants Hard-Coal-Facts in Mythical ‘Transition’ to All Wind & Solar Future

Posted: August 8, 2018 by oldbrew in Energy, Politics
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As ever, unpredictable part-time power is not a recipe for success in this industrial world, no matter how much subsidy is wasted on it.


Ignore the voluble pomposity and faux moral piety, the sole motivation driving RE zealotry is money. Lots and lots of other people’s money.

And forget about saving the planet, this is about making a group of cynical, conniving and audacious rent-seekers fabulously, indeed filthy, rich.

In what is the greatest, state-sanctioned wealth-transfer in human history, hundreds of $billions is being funnelled from the pockets of taxpayers and consumers into the coffers of wind and solar power outfits, around the globe.

Aiding and abetting those that profit handsomely from policies that are destroying business and industry, and punishing households, with spiralling power prices, are outfits like Greenpeace and GetUp! These operations will do and say anything, provided what’s deposited in their Swiss bank accounts comes with a sufficient trail of consecutive zeros.

It’s to be remembered that the Danes are responsible for the ‘modern’ wind industry (true, the Dutch mastered the…

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  1. stpaulchuck says:

    We’ve got a thousand years of gas, oil, uranium and thorium, and coal, all of which provide reliable cheap energy that does not fluctuate with the weather.

    I live in the Twin Cities. The Upper Midwest is prone to days of overcast. In the late Fall it can be overcast for weeks. The wind comes and goes with days of <5mph winds. So tell me again how this is supposed to run our cities and factories. If any of this was commercially viable someone would have done it without getting bribed to do it.

  2. Curious George says:

    The money is not “wasted”. It is in the pockets of worthy, strategically minded, recipients.

    [reply] 😆

  3. Richard111 says:

    “strategically minded” in deed. When the real cold comes green energy does not work and people will die. Mission accomplished.

  4. Bitter@twisted says:

    Pigs and troughs spring mind whenever I hear the terms “renewable” or “green” energy.