It may have been a predictable outcome, but more than anyone else, green energy seems to confer its benefits on landowners rather than power consumers. Wind turbines, solar panel arrays and biofuels all require far more land than coal, nuclear or gas for power generation.
From nebusiness last November
THE importance of renewable energy generation is poised to become hugely important to landowners over the next decade.
The findings came from a snapshot poll taken at a conference organised specifically to discuss the issue. The Renewable Projects: Landowner to Landowner event at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, found that 65% believed that renewable energy production would be very important to their overall business in 10 years’ time, compared to 54% in five years’ time, and 19% at the moment.
Oddly enough, even fracking doesn’t occupy much land and as far as eco-fascists are concerned it isn’t green. Supposedly this is because CO2 is generated by burning natural gas, but is that the only factor?
I’m not saying that climate activists are in the pockets of major landowners, but as things have turned out they may as well be. Especially when one considers how inefficient and unreliable green power is.
So are big landowners at least partly responsible for keeping green energy scams alive in spite of the screwed science and obvious lack of warming? Certainly many of them appear to be intent on taking advantage of it, but are they a major factor in the demented government line that CO2 still causes global warming even if it doesn’t get warmer?
I don’t know, but I wouldn’t bet against it.