The anti-energy lobby, surrogates for Big Wind and Big Solar, is now backed into a rhetorical corner in its effort to impose its agenda of protecting the world from the horrors of affordable, abundant energy. Remember, although they say their objective is to use policy to force invention of Flubber or pixie dust to satisfy our future energy abundance, this doesn’t square with their decades of saying that “If you ask me, it’d be a little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy because of what we would do with it” (green Energy guru Amory Lovins).
Or that it would be “like giving a machine gun to an idiot child” (green leader, Paul Ehrlich), that “It’s the worst thing that could happen to our planet” (Eco-writer Jeremy Rifkin). That’s what drives them. They want you limited to stuff that doesn’t and won’t work because it doesn’t and won’t work. But to get you there they swear it will. Despite saying for decades that would actually be their worst nightmare. link
Yes, clearly a biased article, but the quotes are real (and telling). I've said it before and I'll say it again, those people don't want an energy utopia, they want to end capitalism and civilization itself. They'll still get their creature comforts, though--it's good for the rest of us, though, to toil away on our small plots of land as our ancestors did centuries ago.
And let's not forget in this time of rising gas prices, it was Al Gore himself who advocated for higher gas prices in his book Earth In The Balance: "Higher taxes on fossil fuels. . . is one of the logical first steps in changing our policies in a manner consistent with a more responsible approach to the environment."
Why do these people hate you and your prosperity so much?