Conservatives like Ron Paul insist the only solution to achieve economic success is to trust in the integrity of businessmen since according to the Ayn Rand gospel, do what is necessary in order to make industry develop and thus make everyone wealthy. The English Guardian revealed efforts by executives in fossil fuel industry to make the case against renewable energy and persuade governments the future lies in oil and gas. A report issued by the European Gas Advocacy Forum argues if the European Union would depend on oil and gas there would not be any need to waste time on things like wind or solar power. A study from Cornell University argues generating electricity from shale gas produced at least as much carbon dioxide as coal fueled power which is the opposite conclusion emanating from the Gas Advocacy group.
The big companies are spending money on lobbyists, they are spending money on legislators because their road to success always begins and ends with spending money.