By Rich Kozlovich
This article, "Coming to a courthouse near you" appeared on the Bishop Blog on Feb 15, 2013. It is also linked here:
Climate: Parliament Energy: wind
He goes on to say;
“Hat tip to Barry Woods for this story from World Environment News:Foreign investors in renewable energy projects in Spain have hired lawyers to prepare potential international legal action against the Spanish government over new rules they say break their contracts.It is unclear how much claims might be worth, but international funds have more than 13 billion euros ($17 billion) of renewable energy assets in Spain and say that the government has reneged on the terms of their investment.The Spanish Parliament approved a law on Thursday that cuts subsidies for alternative energy technologies, backtracking on its push for green power.One can hardly blame the businesses for trying, but for the hard-pressed poor in Spain's already ravaged economy, this will be a bitter pill to swallow. When the lights start going out in the UK, we might well see a similar retreat by UK politicians and similar attempts to prevent them in the courts.Who'd want to be an environmentalist then?”
Are we to believe that it never occurred to these hucksters that this might eventually happen?
Are we to believe that they didn’t know the failed history of renewable energy?
Are we to believe they didn’t know the renewable energy technology in existence today isn’t that much better then when the second dumbest President of United States, Jimmy Carter, tried to push this same claptrap on to the American public?
After all, they are the world’s experts on this issue, so they had to know that it failed then, it would fail now, and they had to know that it will fail forever unless there are MASSIVE technological advances that will create tools capable of generating huge amounts of energy with little infrastructure in concert with massive storage capacity in small packages. And there is nothing on the horizon that even hints that will happen in the foreseeable future. And they are upset that the Spanish government isn’t willing to continue this remarkable farce that renewable energy is viable.
Well, quite frankly I don’t care which of these two “Galacticly Stupid” groups wins this fracas. The Spanish leaders who bought into this insanity need to be prosecuted for something - even if its stupidity - and these hucksters who are providing this energy need to be punished financially as an example to the rest of the “Galacticly Stupid” of the world who buy into the nonsense promoted by people who are irrational, misanthropic and morally defective. The environmental movement!
Oh yes, one more thing. I remember the smug, arrogant, self righteous manner in which those in the European Union looked down their snotty little noses at the U.S. for not buying into the idea that we were running out of traditional sources of energy, or that massively fraudulent hoax known as Climate Change. A little schadenfreude goes a long way!