Obama knows that energy economics are too complicated for us to grasp, so he simplifies matters so that we can understand:
Let’s simplify it even more:
Green energy is less efficient. Using it lowers our standard of living. But we live too well anyway for Obama’s liking, so we can afford to have our standard of living reduced on behalf of his ideology. In contrast, the people of India deserve a higher standard of living, so they can burn coal.
On a tip from Craig B.