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Response to cprise (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:38 AM

9. The solar industry's expenditures, according the UN figures, outstripped the GDP of 172 of 193...

...nations, according to the Wikipedia page.

Most of this money - on a planet where two billion people lack access to what WHO calls "improved sanitation," defined as an "improved latrine" - has been awarded to rich people at the expense of poor people.

WHO Sanitation and Health Page

Who gets "feed in tariffs" and "tax credits" for solar energy, some poor person pooping outside a cardboard hut in Mumbai, or some rich asshole in living in a McMansion in New Jersey with snow covered solar panels on his roof?

Whining about "bankers" and their "keyboards" and the very, very, very, very, very, very stupid idea that distributed energy - which translates, as the world's largest distributed energy system, the automobile, shows - is superior to centralized energy is simply put, garbage thinking.

I hear this kind of indifferent crap all the time. Meanwhile, on planet earth, with nearly two trillion bucks sunk into the wind and solar rabbit hole in just ten years, 2015 was the worst year ever recorded for increases in the concentration of the dangerous fossil fuel waste carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

The solar industry, for the record, functions as just one more tool for the rich to benefit at the expense of the poor.

Have a nice day.

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