If solar and wind can grow an economy and lift millions out of poverty why then does India still plan to double its use of coal?
Those seeking to understand the truth about renewable energy need only observe where countries invest their energy dollars. Opinions cannot be trusted. Actions reveal the truth.
Many people point to Germany as a role model for what’s possible with renewable energy. Developed countries like Germany can increase renewable energy because they are rich enough to eat their seed corn for a while, and because they outsourced some of their manufacturing to developing countries like China, and therefore need less energy to maintain the same lifestyle.
Developing countries, on the other hand, have little extra seed corn to eat and need fossil energy to create wealth and lift their people out of poverty.