Skip to comments.Clean Energy Summit Sparks Political Events, Debate Over Government Role In Renewables
Posted on 08/07/2012 2:38:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
CARSON CITY With U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's 5th annual National Clean Energy Summit set to kick off today in Las Vegas, the debate over alternative energy development and the government's role in its future rages on.
The purpose of the day-long event as described on the website is to, once again bring together clean energy visionaries and leaders, public officials, business executives and entrepreneurs, investors, students, and the media to discuss how to empower the public with tools to promote the clean energy economy; increasing jobs and our energy independence.
But the role of the federal government in the development of alternative energy has become a major political topic in this presidential election year, with critics pointing to the closure in July of the solar manufacturing company Amonix in North Las Vegas 14 months after opening.
The company had been awarded $6 million in solar manufacturing tax credits to build the facility, but the company said the credits were never used. The closing was used to criticize President Obama and Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., who is locked in a tough Senate race with Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. But Politico noted in an article that the Bush Administration first backed the Amonix project in 2007.
Federal funding of Nevada renewable projects called into question
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Wonder how many of those “clean” energy subsidies wound up in:
1) Obama campaign fund
2) Chicago political mob pockets
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There's another factor, however, one more personal to Reid: His son, Rory Reid, is one of the attorneys for the ENN Mojave Energy project. A Reid spokeswoman said the senator did not suggest Reid's firm - Lionel, Sawyer & Collins - to ENN, nor has the elder Reid spoken to this son about the deal. (Reid imposed a strict ban on family members lobbying his office in 2003 after the Los Angeles Times asked him about lobbying by three of his four sons.)
“With U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s 5th annual National Clean Energy Summit set to kick off today in Las Vegas”
Obammy told everyone to not go to Las Vegas. WTF?
Some very big crooks will attend.
That was some months ago!
That was some months ago!
I did not hear a all clear from Obammy.
Well, we now have a case study.
Billions were spent in the last 3 years on renewables.
We should see a detailed list of just exactly what advances were made in the field for spending those billions.
More efficient solar cells? A system of mass production of biofuels? Ethanol that can be produced without subsidies?
Nope, none of that I doubt. But, as with every liberal idea, they’ll just say we haven’t spent enough on it yet, and if we’d just spend more, we’d see the results.