Down and Dirty
"Green" Europe, Home of a New Coal Boom
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Global Warming is BS. If there was any justice in the world, the Global Warming fraudsters would be doing hard time for their fraudulent data and computer models, which I consider crimes against Humanity. Shouldn’t scientific hoaxes be considered “Crimes Against Humanity” for the delays and setbacks they cause to the advancement of mankind?

  • Adam Sawyer

    This and the other post featuring the “60 Minutes” piece are both superb in that they both show the fundamental problem of corporatism/industrial policy in that it is really expensive, and it stifles innovation. The US and Europe had similar policies regarding “cleantech”, and both failed miserably, but because of the system of private property rights in the states the Shale revolution was able to take off, but because Europe has no such thing, shale gas was stifled, and the default went to the established coal plants.

    In that vein, I have been able to start saving 25% on both my heat and power via shale gas, and I live in the “blue” state of Maryland which is fortunate to be close to the Marcellus shale because it means that consumers like me do not have real choices, and not just what the State Government wants us to buy i.e. wind and solar.

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