Tag: green metal reality

26
Oct

Opinion: The Cold Reality of Green Energy

One day I was walking to the gym I frequent and noticed a Tesla parked out front with a custom license plate that read ‘LOL OIL’. I chuckled to myself, mainly because I found the vanity plate perfectly exemplified the somewhat self-righteous attitude of the typical Tesla driver. But it is my opinion that the average climate doomsday disciple, who has good intentions with respect to the environment, does not fully grasp the reality of how the global economy currently functions and the amount of energy needed to not only sustain it, but to allow it to continue to grow.

Governments, which in the West are mostly progressive and left-leaning, tend to speak in platitudes about green energy, but their policies are often insufficient and shortsighted.

Green energy is a great endeavor for our planet and commitments are being made mostly in the form of decarbonization measures such as emissions reduction targets, imposing carbon taxes and banning new car sales of petrol-fueled vehicles.

But the truth is these measures fall far short of disrupting the supremacy of fossil fuels in everyday life.