Name change: 'Green economy denier'

“An unholy alliance of short-termists, armchair engineers, climate sceptics and vested interests” standing in the way of green power,” will be labeled as “green economy deniers” Wednesdayw in a speech by the U.K. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

That will be good news — and bad — for some. As reported by the Financial Times,

Andrea Leadsom, a Tory backbencher, said in February that those who criticised onshore wind energy used to be “denounced as a ‘climate change denier’ “. “I sincerely hope those days are over,” she wrote then.

Meet the new name, Andrea, same as the old name.

Read the Financial Times article.

3 thoughts on “Name change: 'Green economy denier'”

  1. The main ‘obstacle’ in the way of ‘green power’ would seem to be economics. The green schemes seem to thrive only in an environment flooded with government subsidies, and as soon as the cash monsoon ends, the projects become desiccated.
    In open daylight the shortcomings of the schemes (‘cuisinarts of the air,’ $100,000 electric cars that get 19 mpg, solar projects with massive overruns and high overhead costs) become evident and the investors flee.

  2. Tom,

    I have been using “bird cuisinarts” for at least a couple of years now. It is good to see someone using a similar term. Unfortunately the term dates us. My kids (early 20’s) and their friends don’t get the reference.

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