I actually had a fellow throw this bit of wisdom at me during a recent cocktail party, by which he meant solar and wind power generation. He of course had never been to China, but he read it somewhere, so it must be true.
I told him that all the green energy projects in China were on top of all the new coal fired power plants. As one wag put it, it’s like a 600 lb. man eating a 12 course meal and then finishing up with a Lean Cuisine microwave dinner as a bedtime snack because he’s “on a diet”.
This reminded me of an email conversation with one of our Endorsed Service Providers, who also has never been to China:
Our ESP – Hey, Whit. Is it pollution, or fog in this website background? http://ringvemedia.com/ [ed. – That’s really cool website by the way. Make sure to click through.]
Me – pollution.
Ignore the hype. Solar and wind won’t replace coal, oil and gas anytime soon. Thorium may be another matter, but greens have a cow at the thought of anything nuclear, so my conversation partner wasn’t talking about that.
Face it, we outsourced our pollution.