Lobbyist pitch: Your green ‘energy’ is worthless without subsidies 

I sometimes worry that there might be some naive entrepreneur out there who takes at face value this talk on “green energy” being the next boom — a businessman who doesn’t understand that the only way to make money from wind, solar, biofuels, and the like is through government favors.

In case such a misguided soul exists, lobbying firm Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schrek have launched a public-service campaign to set them right:

Well, I guess it’s not technically a PSA, but it is good for this K Street lobbying firm to remind the business world that the green-energy game is really about lobbying and special-interest pleading.

The ad also highlights the absurdity of President Obama’s rhetoric on this issue. Last night, for instance, he said that “the path forward” regarding “clean energy” has been “blocked” by “lobbyists.” On the contrary, I’d say it’s been paved by lobbyists, such as the folks at Brownstein, Hyatt — and also at BP, GE, ADM, Enron, and many other green bandits.

Blogger Ira Stoll at the Future of Capitalism, has been following this well connected, but otherwise not well covered lobbying firm.

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