Disinformation campaigns to turn people away from renewable energy

I am seeing people who love nature shift their attitudes against renewable energy. Why? Most likely, largely because of successful online disinformation campaigns.

Our civilization requires a huge energy consumption to maintain itself, and that energy has to come from somewhere. The best way forward is improved efficiency combined with renewable energy. Of course, it impacts nature and our ecosystems as everything else we do. In general, the impact is minuscule compared to the other impacts of our civilization. Even if we covered all our energy use from renewable sources, it would be a small part of our collective ecological footprint.

In terms of energy, the impact of renewables is far less than oil and nuclear energy. (Oil fuels climate change. The waste from nuclear energy is something tens of thousands of generations into the future will have to deal with, and it will inevitably get out into our air and soil.)

Misinformation is derailing renewable energy projects across the United States – NRP 2022

The right is firing misinformation bullets in its climate war on renewables – here’s a way to fight back – The Guardian 2023

Inside the right-wing conspiracy to thwart the clean energy transition – Canary Media 2024

How to stop oil and gas industry misinformation – David Suzuki Foundation

Unveiling Big Oil’s Campaign of Lies – Natural Resources Defence Council 2024

Big oil dumps billions into misleading advertisement campaigns – EarthRights International

The Oil and Gas Industry Is Behind Offshore Wind Misinformation – Center for American Progress

And….

How the oil industry made us doubt climate change – BBC 2020

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