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Those who advocate this position will often claim that belief in [[sustainable]] energy is itself [[propaganda]] -- a "marketing term" used to fool the gullible. This is an example of a [[mirror argument]], as it is extremely likely that this myth is being propagated by the fossil fuel industry in order to weaken public support for sustainable fuels.
 
Those who advocate this position will often claim that belief in [[sustainable]] energy is itself [[propaganda]] -- a "marketing term" used to fool the gullible. This is an example of a [[mirror argument]], as it is extremely likely that this myth is being propagated by the fossil fuel industry in order to weaken public support for sustainable fuels.
  
There are at least two forms of this argument:
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The argument supporting this claim can take the following forms:
 
* [[/consumption]]: sustainable power generation uses up resources just as messily as fossil fuels do
 
* [[/consumption]]: sustainable power generation uses up resources just as messily as fossil fuels do
 
* [[/cost]]: sustainable power generation costs more than fossil fuels do
 
* [[/cost]]: sustainable power generation costs more than fossil fuels do
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* [[/impact]]: there's no totally "clean" energy source, no energy source without impacts

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There is a common myth that there are no sustainable energy sources.

Those who advocate this position will often claim that belief in sustainable energy is itself propaganda -- a "marketing term" used to fool the gullible. This is an example of a mirror argument, as it is extremely likely that this myth is being propagated by the fossil fuel industry in order to weaken public support for sustainable fuels.

The argument supporting this claim can take the following forms:

  • /consumption: sustainable power generation uses up resources just as messily as fossil fuels do
  • /cost: sustainable power generation costs more than fossil fuels do
  • /impact: there's no totally "clean" energy source, no energy source without impacts