The great Michael Moore come up with a new documentary named “Planet of the Humans”. There are lot of things to talk about it. But one striking thing I heard in that.
A visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University told the interviewer that “You use more fossil fuels to do this[manufacturing renewable plant] than you’re getting benefit from it. You would have been better off just burning the fossil fuels in the first place, instead of playing pretend.”
The meaning is clear. To build a renewable plant you have to burn more fossil fuels. This is a new information for me. He may be right. But why the whole fossil fuel industry is against renewable? May be they don’t know this secret.
We are living in a capitalistic system. US is extreme capitalist country. In capitalism its all about profit. If using renewable energy uses more fossil fuels then it will be profitable for fossil fuel industry. They don’t know this truth. That’s why they and ALEC kind of organizations are doing lot of bad things against renewable energy.
So you have to fossil fuel industry leaders that renewable make them more profitable. Some how they got wrong impression. Usually the business leaders are good in maths. I don’t know why they are wrong in this. Thank god, our scholar at UC Berkeley did a good work. So convince them to transfer at least half of the subsidies they get from government.
As per IMF study in 2015, direct and indirect subsidies for coal, oil and gas in the U.S. reached $649 billion in 2015. Fossil fuel industry is a mature industry with more than 100 years of age. No idea why still giving subsidies.
OK, let it be there. If we can give that money to renewables then it will be a great thing. Since renewables uses more fossil fuels, at the end those money with profit will come back to fossil fuel industry.
After this nobody can tell fossil fuel industry as a dirty industry. All will praise our industry leaders. No need to fight with those bad activists and the unnecessary PR work in Breitbart etc. World will become a better place.
Thank you very much Michael. You are great. Keep it up.