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Moniz: No worries, the DOE is going to keep “aggressively pursuing” more solar energy projects
Hot Air ^ | 7:15 pm on June 17, 2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 06/18/2013 12:34:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh, joy.

Moniz put strong faith in solar power during remarks Monday at a Washington, D.C., conference. That continues the trend set forth by his predecessor, Steven Chu, who was a staunch advocate of the renewable energy source.

“I would argue that I believe that the scale and time frame of impact of solar technology, I believe, again, is underestimated,” he said at the U.S. Energy Information Administration-hosted event. “There are many situations today when solar is in fact competitive.”

“We are aggressively pursuing this in many dimensions,” he continued. “I think that’s an example of something we will look back on in 10 years and be surprised at the scope.” …

“Costs have dropped dramatically. … This is getting very interesting,” he said.

Why it is that our current Energy Secretary insists upon doubling down on the robustly failed policies of our former Energy Secretary? And I’m not just talking about the well-publicized debacles of Solyndra and Abound Solar, which are symptomatic of a much larger problem. I’m talking about the first-world trend of the past decade or so in which governments around the globe have seen fit to make “investments” on behalf of the unwilling consumers of their respective economies, endlessly propping up a technology that consistently fails to compete against more traditional substitutes in the free market. Why pour so much money into what at this stage is still clearly an inferior technology with no current hope of attracting enough consumers based on its own merits? How is that accomplishing anything productive in the long-term for the sake of alternative energy?

It isn’t that I’m necessarily rooting for solar energy in principle to fail — not even a little bit. If solar energy can muster up a legitimate, efficient, and cost-effective market share, then awesome — but how are we ever supposed to really know that if we relentlessly refuse to give solar energy an actual chance? Secretary Moniz’s predecessor was fond of blaming China and their many state-backed solar companies for flooding and subsequently screwing up the global solar-energy market… which doesn’t provide any clues as to the logic behind the U.S. Department of Energy remaining hell-bent on doing the exact same thing that China’s been doing with rampant federal special treatment.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; energy; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 06/18/2013 12:34:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Easy fix for the DOE dolts.

Force the DOE to place ALL of their retirement funds into investments for these solar projects. No govt retirement....only dividends from those projects.

Heh!

It’ll be fun watching all those old liberals starve.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 12:38:31 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

How much extra energy can we get by shooting every single democrat into the sun?

How dirty would it be?

And how do we measure it? In mega-evils?


3 posted on 06/18/2013 12:50:55 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Da Coyote

“Easy fix for the DOE dolts.

Force the DOE to place ALL of their retirement funds into investments for these solar projects. No govt retirement....only dividends from those projects.

Heh!

It’ll be fun watching all those old liberals starve.”

No way would happen.

Like the fraud Al Gore, they know enough not to spend their income without substantial benefit and covered risk by our tax dollars


4 posted on 06/18/2013 12:51:41 PM PDT by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Moniz: No worries, the DOE is going to keep “aggressively pursuing” more solar energy projects”

Translation: Obama aint got near the payback he be lookin for yet!


5 posted on 06/18/2013 12:57:47 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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