With all due respect, I don't think that 'follow the money' is helpful in understanding the science here. Like isn't the fossil fuel industry all about money as well. To me, it is a hopeless way of looking at things.
Oil prices are declining and natural gas prices are stable at lower level. This more than any argument, will put off the development of renewable energy systems. An energy investment writer, Bob Czeschin, stated that we have more people working in renewable energy industry that in the fossil fuel industry. So for those workers, political opposition to renewable energy poses a big problem.
The key to understanding the value of renewable energy, is to understand that once you have built the infrastructure, 1. you do not have to pay for fuel and 2. that fuel is not subject to inflation or OPEC. This is a big value IMO.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12-Mar-17 19:56 by Eddie Larry.