posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 04:44 PM
It is totally a money issue. Wind and solar power are great, but they don't pencil on a level of scale. You have a lot of folks in this for
money, starting with T. Boone Pickins, who purchased a massive tract of land in the mid-west that is the greatest natural wind channel in the country
and is not tossing a ton of dough pushing wind power (he won't put wind stations on his Texas ranch however)
GE, who spends more on lobbying than the ENTIRE oil industry combined is massively into wind and solar. Much of the alternative energy assets owned
by ENRON were picked up for a song by GE and they are pushing the agenda hard, including on their network, NBC.
Much of this "green" stuff is of marginal benefit and much of the downstream effects of these initiatives have not been fully disclosed by the
government. A couple of examples are the solid waste issues associated with car batterys, the fact that electric cars have a significantly shorter
lifespan than traditional cars, the fact that in many states, notably California, the existing power grid of modern power plants will not be able to
sustain the massive power drain of a significant number of electric cars and the older, less environmentally sound plants will have to be turned on
line to support the drain, causing more damage than the gas powered cars will create.
I'm all for saving the environment, lets get it down to sound economics and science and get the politics and corruption out of it. Wishfull
thinking, I know.
Bottom-line is that your bill is going up to subsidize alternative power sources which you currently do not utilize. They are less efficient and
need to be subsidized or the private firms who are providing the power lose money.