I find this extremely upsetting. According to The New York Times, the billionaire Koch brothers are not just indifferent to solar energy, but actively trying to reverse alternative energy policies in the United States wherever they are found, state by state. They want more carbon emissions. More. They’re strategizing ways to make this happen. They don’t even want to pretend that it’s good public policy to try to slow or reverse current carbon emission trends globally. I had no idea. If this is Tea Party libertarianism, no sane person with children or grandchildren should want any part of it. For the sake of the human future, Republicans and Democrats should be able to find solidarity in some sort of pro-business route to a sustainable future. It’s a point where we ought to all be able to intersect as Americans and as human beings. The sustainable future part of this equation is where liberals can support business ventures and conservatives can support ecology and efficiency, but the Koch brothers want to impede even this minimal contact between the parties. It’s a scorched earth policy, literally, that they’re pursuing. All I can say is wow.
Here’s an interesting segment on the subject that I found on YouTube:
And here’s another: