UK green power boondoggle: Virtue signalling is sublime when others pay

And one can even be oblivious to reality. From Ben Webster at U.K. Times,

Britain is wasting hundreds of millions of pounds subsidising power stations to burn American wood pellets that do more harm to the climate than the coal they replaced, a study has found.

Chopping down trees and transporting wood across the Atlantic Ocean to feed power stations produces more greenhouse gases than much cheaper coal, according to the report. It blames the rush to meet EU renewable energy targets, which resulted in ministers making the false assumption that burning trees was carbon-neutral.More.

Reality check: Of course, the money went to a worthy cause: Green self-dramatization among people who think a forest fire would be carbon neutral. Brit taxpayers, it is your lucky day to indulge these people’s illusions for they are Better than you.

See also: Social pseudo-science on climate change denial

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