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State's future includes idled wind and solar projects

Gov. Markell seems intent on saving our state's economy on the twin pillars of gambling and renewable energy. The former is the lesser of two evils, for I may chose not to personally support casinos, but I'm doomed to higher energy costs if mandates for solar and wind are extended. Turning backwards to renewable energy is equivalent to a revival of the horse and buggy industry.

Gov. Markell seems intent on saving our state's economy on the twin pillars of gambling and renewable energy. The former is the lesser of two evils, for I may chose not to personally support casinos, but I'm doomed to higher energy costs if mandates for solar and wind are extended.

Turning backwards to renewable energy is equivalent to a revival of the horse and buggy industry, as renewables were forsaken with the discovery of fossil fuels. Clean coal, natural gas and nuclear energy are all significantly cheaper than solar and wind as a source of electricity, and the U.S. has vast reserves of these fuels.

Renewable energy will never exist without government subsidies. Dreadful experiences of mandated renewable energy in Denmark, Spain and California are ignored by many under the spell of the cult of the post-industrial society and radical environmentalism.

One day we'll realize that less delusional neighboring states, who invested wisely in efficient generation of electricity, now offer a cheaper product.

Like California's idle wind farms, Delaware's wind farms will be a constant reminder of our folly.

Gov. Markell seems intent on saving our state's economy on the twin pillars of gambling and renewable energy. The former is the lesser of two evils, for I may chose not to personally support casinos, but I'm doomed to higher energy costs if mandates for solar and wind are extended.

Turning backwards to renewable energy is equivalent to a revival of the horse and buggy industry, as renewables were forsaken with the discovery of fossil fuels. Clean coal, natural gas and nuclear energy are all significantly cheaper than solar and wind as a source of electricity, and the U.S. has vast reserves of these fuels.

Renewable energy will never exist without government subsidies. Dreadful experiences of mandated renewable energy in Denmark, Spain and California are ignored by many under the spell of the cult of the post-industrial society and radical environmentalism.

One day we'll realize that less delusional neighboring states, who invested wisely in efficient generation of electricity, now offer a cheaper product.

Like California's idle wind farms, Delaware's wind farms will be a constant reminder of our folly.


Source: http://www.delawareonline.c...

MAR 21 2010
http://www.windaction.org/posts/23479-state-s-future-includes-idled-wind-and-solar-projects
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