There is a ‘logical fallacy’ in arguments for renewable energy

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  • Sky News Australia published this video item, entitled “There is a ‘logical fallacy’ in arguments for renewable energy” – below is their description.

    Liberal Senator James Paterson says there is a logical fallacy in the argument of many of those who spruik the renewable energy industry. It comes after a renewable energy bill passed through New South Wales’ upper house with bipartisan support from Labor and the Greens; the bill aims to help the private sector build $32 billion in renewable energy infrastructure across the state. “I want to turn to this substantive issue which is the logical fallacy in the arguments of many of the spruikers on behalf of the renewable industry,” Mr Paterson told Sky News host Paul Murray. “They say that renewables are the cheapest form of generation, but at the same time they say all this market intervention, all these new laws, all these subsidies are necessary to ensure that renewable energy is rolled out. “Those two things can’t both be true, if it is indeed the cheapest form of energy it wouldn’t need any assistance from governments to be rolled out. “It would just be freely chosen by businesses and consumers and everybody else.”

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