In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, entitled Inconvenient Truths About ‘Renewable’ Energy, author Matt Ridley examines some of the myths behind the notion of renewable energy. After noting that wind, tide, wave, solar and geothermal energies combined account for less than 0.5% of the world’s energy, he explains that the renewable energies we do use – biomass (mainly wood) and dung – are actually depleting at a rate that does not indicate they are truly renewable. He ultimately concludes “the idea that ‘renewable’ energy is green and clean looks less like a deduction than a superstition.”

When relating this “superstition” to the economic and environmental costs of the environmental regulations being pushed forward by government, we are headed towards real harm. Matt Ridley explains further in this interview:

-Ryan Brannan