Noam Chomsky says what Elizabeth May should have said this election
Instead of concerns about politeness, Elizabeth May should have spearheaded a campaign for renewable energy and real retrofitting. Instead, Noam Chomsky gives a clear description of why North American economy is focused on fossil fuel the way it is.
"Another component of any reasonable approach-and everyone agrees with this on paper-is to develop sustainable energy, green technology. We all know and everyone talks a nice line about that. But if you look at what's happening, green technology is being developed in Spain, in Germany, and primarily China. The United States is importing it. In fact, a lot of the innovation is here, but it's done there. United States investors now are putting far more money into green technology in China than into the U.S. and Europe combined. There were complaints when Texas ordered solar panels and windmills from China: It's undermining our industry. Actually, it wasn't undermining us at all because we were out of the game. It was undermining Spain and Germany, which are way ahead of us."