Green summit: And never is heard a discouraging word
No doubt renewable energy technologies will continue to evolve and become more viable. But it would be helpful if conferences such as this one included a serious discussion of economic realities rather than simply devolving into a pep rally for increased public handouts to favored green producers all too eager to stick out their hands.
August 9, 2012
in Las Vegas Review Journal
Tuesday's fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit at Bellagio was replete with promises of job creation and economic development. To rev up the faithful, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid even told attendees that green energy is the Earth's salvation, a necessity if the world is to avoid the apocalypse.
"Our nation's infrastructure is literally falling apart because it wasn't designed to withstand these conditions," Sen. Reid said. "Runways are melting, trapping planes. Train tracks are bending, derailing subways. Highways are cracking, buckling and breaking open." He also ripped "dirty energy profits" used to prop up those who dare... [continue via Web link]