|As an engineer I think green is more a fashion label, rather than actually green. When you do the maths it does seem like it's not about the CO2 it's about the Subsidy. Who do you think pays for the subsidies & inefficiencies caused by green energy ? ALL billpayers T̶W̶I̶C̶E̶ THREE TIMES , once in the bill & secondly in everything else as any biz energy bills are paid ultimately by the customer. and *
- " It seems strange as we often get many users lobbying us to include even more of the cheapest ethical and green choices within our guides than we do (we do it in quite a few already). Yet in truth, very few people seem to be choosing to go that way." Well the voice of the green lobby is magnitudes bigger than it's vote ..Just like any pyramid scam there are many who benefit from hyping it and few who get any thanks from pointing out the scam, so of course the Pro voice seems huge. I expect there's also a backlash against the BBC's relentless scaremongering .. and refusal to have open & fair debate on climate.
- Greenreligion people are entitled to their views, but not to be unchallengeable, everything should be challengeable.
* (updated it's THREE times actually 3. and thru decreased government income ..fuels fuels come free out of the ground but are then highly taxed thru the chain. Replace them with 'renewunables' and the tax money they PAY-in disappears.
- Things like wind & solarPV electricity are not new, they have being getting subsidies for 20 years does that sound SUSTAINABLE ? nor are the companies small , but are often rather large foreign companies do they need start up help ?
Folks, of course I can go onto the end of time rebutting points ^^^but instead some general advice for moneysaving in general : "don't take MY word for it". Don't take anyone's word for it, don't use shortcuts like "believe Mr X", "dismiss Mr Y" .. THINK for YOURSELF
.. Instead of just getting your info from one place get accustomed to checking a variety of sources. Questioning assumptions with a fallacy checklist in your hand. Try it yourself with the rest of his points, test them.
..Being strong, accustomising yourself to critical thinking & testing people arguments before they you sell you a dream .. should in all kinds of circumstances help you do a lot of MONEY-SAVING in future.