Vested interest: the motivation of the greedy and or those threatened with competition. Corporate America preaches the necessity and benefits of competition until they are faced with it’s success. Solar energy and wind power are only two such competitive sources which have the fossil fuel forces working overtime to stop or delay the development of these new competitors. In this particular instance they are willing to deny the existence and threat of human caused global weather change and its threat to the planet. The corporate culture has no interest in the general welfare; it never has and never will.
The solution; a progressive government dedicated to the general welfare of the people, using tax reform and all the other forces that will come with a revolutionary reform government.