Renewable energy – global trends

I left the following comment at  http://aglenergy.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/renewable-energy-global-trends/

Looking forward to a reply as usual.

I got an answer after some prodding. Side stepped the economic point about tax payer subsidies though.

Ah, but the important question is whether this investment is private or if various taxpayers are paying for it.
If the “renewable” power generation investments are financially viable, you will have trouble keeping the private people away and we will all benefit because we know that they will only be interested when they see it is better than the status quo.

If governments “invest” tax payers money in such programs we can be sure that they will continue to suck up public money and be a burden upon us all.

Of course if you have communist leanings you are unlikely to see it that way.

Cheers

Roger

http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

Hi Roger, 

Thanks for your comment. There was no intent on my part in not publishing the comment – just a bit of late timing. 

In relation to climate change science, AGL is of the view that climate change AND energy security are driving an uptake of renewables. 

Tim

np
Here it is again so you can publish it this time.
Ah, but the important question is whether this investment is private or if various taxpayers are paying for it.
If the “renewable” power generation investments are financially viable, you will have trouble keeping the private people away and we will all benefit because we know that they will only be interested when they see it is better than the status quo.

If governments “invest” tax payers money in such programs we can be sure that they will continue to suck up public money and be a burden upon us all.

I think climate change and energy security are two different issues and should not be confused and neither should any resolutions be intermingled.

Cheers

Roger

http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

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