In my social media discussions and debates, my opponents do a quick check on the Institute for Energy Research (IER) to fire back at my criticisms. This one from this week follows:
Bradley: Leave fossil fuels alone then…. Energy density is key.
Paul Bryan: EXACTLY the fallacious argument that the propaganda was designed to promote. Well done!
But hardly surprising coming from IER:
“IER is often described as a front group for the fossil fuel industry. It was initially formed by Charles Koch, receives donations from many large companies like Exxon, and publishes a stream of reports and position papers opposing any efforts to control greenhouse gasses.” – Wikipedia Entry for IER
Bradley: First, why ad hominem? I will not use that on you. Just the arguments, and energy density is a huge one.
The Wiki piece quoted above is factually wrong, and they will not correct it.
I am a classical liberal; IER is a classical liberal think tank espousing time-honored and solid arguments that are pro-consumer, pro-entrepreneur, and taxpayer-neutral. And no initiation of force between consenting adults!!
And meanwhile, wind and solar are causing energy crises from Texas to California to the UK–and tearing up the landscape.
via Master Resource
September 21, 2021 at 04:54PM