By Concentrating on Warming, Environmentalists are killing the idea of ALT
EXCLUSIVE: NOAA Relies On ‘Compromised’ Thermometers That Inflate US Warming TrendSo far, during Obama’s 8 years, the entire movement to end fossil fuels and destroy the entire coal industry has centered around PUNISHING AMERICANS via taxes and penalties on energy delivered to us, OR subsidizing via increased cost to taxpayers the manufacture of second rate alternate energy forms.
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SOLYNDRA is a perfect example of the latter. Elon Musk, if memory serve has BRAGGED about his $4bn dollars worth of grants to produce a car nearly no one can afford. The Chevy Volt (and other electric cars), can get you to the market, if it’s real close, and work, if that’s real close but maybe not both, and DEFINITELY not if it’s winter, and especially if you live much north of, ohhhh, DC.
The American consumer would LOVE to choose alternate sustainable energy.
Get me a ½ ton pickup with the performance of a Titan, I can plug in and charge in 15 minutes EVEN IF I HAVE TO RUN MY GENERATOR BECAUSE POWER IS OUT IN THE WINTER, and which will go 350 highway miles on a single charge for a similar price, and I’m going to buy that every time.
We haven’t done the R&D to support that kind of result for the consumer.
So don’t talk to me about taxes, fines, and subsidies to produce an inferior performing product which costs SIGNIFICANTLY MORE because we’re all going to boil in 10 years while no model produced can predict ANYTHING accurately and everyone is arguing over what’s going on.
Take all the $ and put it into R&D.
Do that and I’ll buy a wind generated private power plant for $6500 and sell the excess back to the grid. I’ll buy a wave actuated generator to put in the lake from April-December.
But don’t ask me to save the world by (iconically) biking 10 miles to the market in February in Maine, while fossil generated electricity is fined up the wazoo, and gas is fined and taxed to $5/gallon.