“Clean energy” will not save us.

I think that’s really the main point people need to understand about the so-called environmental movement, that Deep Green Resistance is trying so hard to explain to people: the whole fad of green energy, renewables, clean energy, will not “save the planet.”

9. Solar panels and wind turbines last around 20-30 years, then need to be disposed of and replaced. The production process, of extracting, polluting, and exploiting, is not something that happens once, but is continuous and expanding.

10. The emissions reductions that renewables intend to achieve could be easily accomplished by improving the efficiency of existing coal plants, at a much lower cost. This shows that the whole renewables industry is nothing but an exercise in profiteering with no benefits for anyone other than the investors.

3 thoughts on ““Clean energy” will not save us.

  1. Dogtowner June 6, 2016 at 11:48 Reply

    Just as you can’t convince them that gender is not innate, you can’t convince them that there isn’t a technological fix for the mess that technology has gotten us into. I support no climate change “activists” who do not talk about the U.S. DoD as the world’s single largest consumer of petroleum and who do not talk about the grotesque numbers of the human population.

    On a social level the best thing we can do is oppose militarism, and on the personal level the best thing we can do is have no children. And yet I see the young people in my area who would be the first to claim they love the planet having babies like there’s no tomorrow.

    • Francois Tremblay June 6, 2016 at 14:57 Reply

      A strong deficit of rational thought. The problem is that neo-liberalist individualism actively prevents you from thinking rationally, in terms of principles, institutions and morality. It has become an obstacle to freedom of thought as important as religion. .

  2. Dogtowner June 8, 2016 at 12:32 Reply

    Absolutely! Neoliberalism is bad enough on the political/social scale, but it is horrifying to see how it has invaded people’s minds. Every liberal I ever have contact with spouts neoliberalism unthinkingly, totally unconsciously. I have decided I need to stay as far away from them as possible, particularly social workers.

    My mother said she and my father (both left-wingers, but my mother was far more radical) would argue about, say, whether aesthetics were purely subjective. Put a photo of a toxic waste dump next to a view of our fields and woods, and let’s see how subjective you think aesthetics are. I am glad to see radical feminists talking about the damage of postmodern crappola, the idea that there is no objectivity, that every point of view has validity, that there is, in fact, no reality. What poisonous drivel.

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