Green investments are also normally more job-intensive than traditional ones. Already more than 2.3 million people worldwide make a livelihood from renewable energy, and recycling each ton of waste employs 10 times as many people as the number required to incinerate or landfill it.
Yes Geoffrey, that\’s why they\’re bad ideas, not good ones.
Jobs are a cost, not a benefit.
Worldwide, more is now invested in generating power from renewables than from coal and gas: £55 billion of new money was invested in solar cells last year.
Err, maybe, but don\’t you see the problem here? If we\’re investing more in solar than oil and gas, yet solar provides 0.1%, 0.5% or whatever, while oil and gas provide 50% or whatever, of our energy, then solar is an entirely crappy way of deploying our available capital to get the energy we desire?