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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  • Gary

    The teacher are partly to blame with their eco agenda top get them young .

    I call this drinking the Skool-Ade .

  • Millie_Woods

    ‘Hundreds of millions of pounds’

    Green energy costs can be measured in the hundreds of billions and probably trillions. More treasure than both world wars combined. This isn’t a boondoggle or waste or misguided intentions, it’s fraud and deceit on an unimaginable scale that’s destroying people’s livelihoods and setting progress back decades. Politicians and the enablers of this racket need to be rooted out, put on trial and imprisoned or hung. Until we start assigning responsibility, shit like this will continue until the inevitable economic and social collapse occurs. Trump is just the beginning of the day of reckoning our socialist ruling class have coming to them.