Green Activists and Politicians are Forcing People into Poverty

Compare electricity prices with renewable energy penetration for European countries. What might you conclude?

Activists and politicians are always pushing energy policies that drive up the cost of energy. This is not a problem for the wealthy, but for lower income households these policies can mean the difference between a balanced budget or being driven into bad credit and permanent poverty.

Countries and states/provinces with the highest penetration of green energy are also the places where household energy costs tend to be highest and most burdensome. Researchers are beginning to home in on some of the unfortunate effects of these “well intentioned” policies.

Bohr and Anna McCreery with Elevate Energy, an economic development agency in Chicago, analyzed household income and energy expenditures of thousands of American households across two decades. They paid special attention to households classified as “energy burdened”—those spending 10% or more of their income on heating and electricity.?

“When comparing households living beneath the poverty line, those that were energy burdened were about twice as likely to remain in poverty two years later,” Bohr said. “This pattern repeated when comparing households living above the poverty line—energy-burdened households had double the odds of transitioning into poverty within two years.” ___

Activists and politicians are pushing people into permanent poverty in the name of unproven ideology supported mainly by ginned up models.

Green Energy Wastes Lives

Here is the employment picture for different energy sectors, along with job productivity. The abysmally low productivity for green energy demonstrates one reason why wind & solar tend to drive up electric power costs for households — and drive low income people into deep, permanent poverty.

Figure 3. Energy industry productivity expressed as tons of oil equivalent (TOE) per job. Employment numbers are from the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, MTOE are from BP’s 2019 Statistical Review of World Energy.

Intermittent forms of low-density, low-quality energy such as wind & solar, cannot provide energy on demand, when it is needed in a life or death critical manner. Green energy is not dispatchable power, it is not baseload power, it is not peaking power. Green energy is no power at all in practical terms — it is pure ideology and pure destruction on power grids, household budgets, and national economies, over time.

All In the Name of Unproven Computer Models

The honest climate scientists will admit:

“Climate forecasting is simply impossible, if only because future changes in solar energy output are unknowable. As to the impacts of human-caused CO2, they can’t be judged “with the knowledge and technology we currently possess.”

The IPCC in its third report (2001) conceded

In climate research and modelling, we should recognize that we are dealing with a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible. (Chapter 14, Section )]

The public is left in the dark and at the mercy of unscrupulous people in government, academia, media, and activist organisations — all with their special interests and motivations that are less than pristine.

And because of this ideologically driven horror, parents must choose between buying food or keeping the house warm enough to prevent pipes from freezing. They must choose between paying utility bills on time or ruining their credit rating so as to make other necessary payments for food, medicines, clothing, repair bills, or for fuel to get to work.

This level of wanton corruption can achieve nothing good. Collect the facts and make sure to inform everyone you know.

More: The problem is worsening rapidly in Germany

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