Sunday, January 16, 2011

Green Energy

It's a nice goal, but let's not make a religion out of it. And certainly we need to stop throwing taxpayer money at it (yes, I've changed my view on that).

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?


Ellen K said...

These are the spiritual children of the Zero Population advocates from the 1970's. Remember the Population Bomb? The horror stories of famine and pestilence? While it is true for some parts of the world, those parts have largely always been impoverished. While they blather about fairness, they are also imposing standards that restrict the economic growth of these same poor nations they claim to champion. What they intend to do is dictate our actions based on restraint of trade via fuel and energy. This is why it was right not to sign the Kyoto Accord.

MikeAT said...

Ellen K

Remember that intellectual ditz Rachel Carson who penned that crap Silent Spring in 62 and that was a major factor in banning DDT in Africa. How many African children have died because of this part of the environmental movement.

Darren, who was it who said four dollars for a gallon of gas was about right and his only issue with it was it went up too quickly...or who wanted to destroy the coal industry...oh wait, he didn't want to destroy the coal industry he just said “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket...So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

Oh yea, it was B Hussein Obama

BTY don't the same groups fight against a legitimate and efficient form of renewable energy called hydroelectric power. Try and get a dam built these days is an act akin to parting the Red Sea (Moses would probably be fined by the EPA these days). Also I recall a similar debate on your blog with a certain other teacher who loves alternative energy and I mentioned there is a company working on a “windmill for deep underwater” that might actually be efficient and useful…and I made the point the same environmental groups would sue to stop this because anything other than wind or sun is not, in their minds, renewable.