Joanne Nova, and friends, go ‘Googlemocking’. Deservedly so: Google — the bird killing green rent seekers
This week the Chairman of Google — Eric Schmidt called people who oppose green energy subsidies “liars”.
Mr. Schmidt said: “And the people who oppose it (climate change) are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. And so we should not be aligned with such people—they’re just, they’re just literally lying.”
Meanwhile, Google uses mostly non-renewable fuel to power its operations, but has “pledged $1.5billion” to fund renewables. It has invested millions into solar panel plants that are “bird-fryers” — roasting birds in the sky. These investments mostly occur in states with renewable-mandates, would not survive without taxpayer funding, they qualify for tax credits, and require infrastructure — like transmission lines — that ratepayers have to fund.
Google Kills Birds
The mercenary motives behind Eric Schmidt’s appeal to green virtue.
“The real charlatans are businesses like Google that use climate change as a pretext for corporate welfare.”
… nearly all of Google’s solar and wind farms are located in states with renewable-energy mandates, which create opportunities for politically mediated profit-making. For instance, California requires that renewables make up a third of electricity by 2020. Google has invested about $600 million in California’s solar plants such as the Ivanpah system in California’s Mojave Desert. Ivanpah is the world’s largest solar-thermal project, which is the target of environmentalists.
The hypocrisy is blind to them … a bit worried about their investment? Lots more at Jonova’s place. Well worth a laugh in comments. Texas wind power take-over? This could be called a googlef**t … especially when the subsidies stop.
Update, more mocking needed:
In a blast of publicity, the Rockefellers Brothers Fund (RBF) announced it would “begin” divesting all fossil fuel investments. The Rockefellers brothers, offspring of the founder of the industry, were said to be marking a major turning point in the great trajectory of climate change. Except, they still have holdings they aren’t talking about.
Never fear, the FBI are here:
Hell, I’d be happy if the Justice Department didn’t place itself “beyond the law.”