aiyo, I wasn’t talking about printing money. Even if I was, I think you’re being deliberately obtuse. Banks make loans by printing money. The entire system of capitalism is predicated on printing money. You know this. Of course there must be some real economic activity going on to support the printing, but that’s a different issue. They don’t even bother with the printing these days - most money is just numbers on a computer.
Anyway, there are many ways to obtain what you call ‘capital’ and what I’d call ‘leverage’. In my view, capital is stuff that sticks around - stuff that can be used again and again to generate wealth. The environment, for example. What you’re talking about is something that is, or need only be, of transient value.
All that’s needed here, specifically, is cash, and then only until you get a return on investment. And that cash is already available, as I said. It doesn’t need to be printed or borrowed from the bank. Not only that, the green alternative is cheaper to buy than the dirty one.
I already explained why people don’t buy the cheaper, more efficient product: they’re simply not allowed to. Any product that absorbs the entirety of the operator’s income - as opposed to just a part of it - is obviously more efficient at making rich people richer. It helps if the operator is unable to calculate this in advance, so in the Philippines they take pains to ensure nobody is able to do basic math. Education is a wonderful thing!