> Any environmentalist that flaunts burning fossil fuels is no
> environmentalist at all.
I think the key here is that Energy Probe is not an environmentalist group, but an anti-nuclear, anti-centralization, right-wing advocacy enterprise -- and if that means burning fossil fuels, so be it. The "environmentalist" part is what pays the salaries, as in the following pitch from their website:
"If you agree that governments should stop propping up yesterday's technologies with tax dollars and other subsidies to the oil and nuclear industries, and that governments should let solar and renewable energy compete fairly, please help us get this message out with a generous, tax-creditable donation."
Ironically, this is a group that has been propped up very nicely by government support since its inception, through generous intervener funding and charitable tax status, plus numerous government and publicly-held corporation sponsorships (e.g. CBC, Environment Canada, CIDA, Employment & Immigration Canada, Ministry of Tourism & Recreation, Ministry of Energy, City of Toronto, National Film Board, Toronto Board of Education).
I wonder what the total public investment in Energy Probe, and the rest of the anti-nuclear sector, has been over the years -- in escalated dollars of course -- and what measurable worth we have seen in return. It certainly makes them no less disrespectful of members of the public who don't happen to agree with their politics.