The shift from a focus on growth to one on what is fashioned as sustainability has proven a boon both for the public sector, particularly those working in regulatory agencies and politicians who now have new ways to elicit contributions, and for those parts of the private sector that work most closely with government. Other beneficiaries include connected investors, such as the many who benefit from “green” energy subsidies, which, particularly when measured by their production of energy, are considerably higher than those secured over the past century by oil and gas interests.

From The New Class Conflict by Joel Kotkin