We keep falling for the same big talk

Both the green movement and the oil industry have been repeating tired shibboleths, hurting us economically, environmentally and especially, of late, geopolitically.

Seagulls with offshore wind turbines in the background at the Scroby Sands Wind Farm near Great Yarmouth, in the UK. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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(NYTIMES) - It has long been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. By that definition, we're the ones detached from reality if we keep accepting what the oil industry and the green movement keep telling us.

The greens keep saying that because the price of wind and solar is now as cheap as, or cheaper than, fossil fuels, they've won the energy war. Game, set, match - welcome to the green planet.

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