NJ spent tens of millions to put up solar panels on tens of acres to generate enough power annually to power only 35 homes, when the same amount of money can be spent building a small natural gas plant that will provide power for 130,000 homes. I always tell my green friends, how long do you think the US can compete economically with solar against a country who uses natural gas???? When jobs are gone, the tax revenues to finance gov liberal programs are also gone. Some of my liberal green friends are starting to make the connection between healthy economy and its implication on tax revenues needed to fund liberal gov programs. I may not have turned them into complete small gov conservatives, but at least this is in the right direction to make them understand taxes do not drop out of the sky.
Just wait till this stupid boondoggle is over. 20 years from now those rusting motionless monstrocities will be a nice legacy to Obama.
Good for confronting your lib friends, maybe sanity is catching. Here is a statement regarding wind energy that is also troubling:
“In the longer run, the intermittency of wind and the fact that wind generation satisfies base-load demand more than intermediate or peaking loads should discourage investment in base-load coal and nuclear capacity, he said.”
So, in this scenario all the wasted money on wind is delaying investment in coal and nuclear which is spooky if it comes true.