Greenpeace co-founder blasts wind as a “destroyer of wealth and negative to the economy”
Greenpeace co-founder, Dr. Patrick Moore sounded off on the wind industry on Wednesday. Speaking at the University of Guelph, Moore castigated the industry in Ontario as “a destroyer of wealth and negative to the economy”, given that it takes jobs from the economy and increases electricity prices. If it weren’t for the generous subsidies and direct payments the renewables industry receives, Moore claimed there would not be any wind farms in the province of Ontario.
They are ridiculously expensive and don’t work half the time … And no matter how many are built, they won’t replace coal, gas or hydro or nuclear plants, because they are continuous and wind is not always reliable.
Moore also critiqued the environmental group he had help found in a church basement in Vancouver, British Columbia many years ago. He argued that they were no longer focused on science, but promoted increasingly “ridiculous” campaigns against energy, chlorine, plastics, and foods that helped reduce the impacts of global poverty.