Skip to comments.Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Renewable Energy Is Key to U.S. Growth
Posted on 10/23/2012 10:08:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
One of the most important issues in this year's election is energy.
Our ongoing addiction to Mideast oil leaves us dependent on countries that are often unstable and hostile. Developing our own domestic energy resources and investing in renewable energy lessens this dependence. It also has the potential to create jobs and improve our trade deficit.
The two presidential candidates have laid out energy plans that sound similar: both President Obama and Governor Romney want to continue to develop domestic energy resources, including renewable energy, with the aim of making the U.S. less dependent on foreign oil.
But according to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the president of environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance, the plans are different in several important ways. And President Obama's plan, Kennedy says, is much better for the country.
"We need to be energy independent but we can't look into the future by looking in a rearview mirror and say that we're going to do that through carbon," Kennedy says in an exclusive interview with The Daily Ticker. The idea that there's not a future for wind and solar energies in the U.S. "is just a hoax."
Kennedy gives the example of a solar plant being built in the Mojave Desert. The plant will be one of the largest power plants in the U.S. and will be completed in three years. Coal plants take 10 years to build, Kennedy points out, and nuclear power plants can take as many 30 years. The solar plant costs $3 billion a gigawatt versus $15 billion for a nuke plant, one-fifth of the cost. Alternative energy sources like solar and wind are not only environmentally-friendly policies, but they're also smarter economic choices too, Kennedy says.
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a recipe for .. dare I say .. Disaster.
Just shut up and get lost on your private jet. Take your carbon credits with you and get the hell of out peoples’ lives. You and your family have caused much more harm than good, so beat it.
morons are stuck on that number...and in three years we could have doubled our refineries had our pipeline completed
Fortunately, we have a “renewable” CIC....
Solyndra bankruptcy exit plan OKd
The U.S. government will probably get nothing back from its $535 million loan to failed solar-panel maker Solyndra under the Fremont company’s plan to exit court protection, approved by the court on Monday despite government objections.
just think of all the future ‘success stories’ Obama would have in store for us if re-elected.
All this wind and solar is just a canard. Even if it could replace nat gas, coal and oil, it wouldn't make us energy independent. We don't import these for electricity production now and wind/solar won't do anything to help dependance on oil to power vehicles and transportation.
1.4 BILLION in US taxpayer dollar subsidies- dat green stuff sure rakes in the other green stuff- da stuff that keeps up the family trust
THE FOREIGNER and ROMNEY’S energy plans are similar. Renewable key to U.S. growth. Where in the hell have you been the last four years. Romney has an energy plan to create 12 million jobs and make the U.S. energy independent. If they thought alike on energy why didn’t THE FOREIGNER go that route 4 years ago. We have already seen THE FOREIGNERS PLAN spend BILLIONS on GREEN COMPANIES that create little or no energy and hire little or no workers, block drilling and add regulations to put a strangle hold on the hated Oil Companies in the name of stopping their AGW fantasy. Nobody is buying the democratic left’s BS anymore.
why are you yelling at me? My point was about Kennedy’s personal financial stake in promoting “green energy”
Saving the earth?
It’s taxpayer rape.... and lucrative business for horndog chowda-heads like Robbie
I’ve never been opposed to the idea of renewable energy. In certain geographical areas, it can work. The problem is the Left assuming that renewable energy is the cure-all for what ails us - in terms of pollution and job growth. It isn’t. Their application of renewable energy to today’s society is akin to pounding a square peg into a round hole.
Renewable energy has potential. But we have to (a) bring it along slowly and (b) try to avoid having govt subsidize every project (ex: Solyndra) that comes along.
He’s a freaking traitor Communist still on Hugo Chavez’s payroll!
How long will we allow these monsters privelege to be Americans or to keep their stolen wealth?
Sorry, I was addressing the socialist Kennedy. Not you.
The elimination of the Kennedy family, root and branch; from American politics is crucial to U.S. Growth.
That’s what most of us think here, junior.
We’re sitting on the world’s largest pile of coal . . . what they want to do to the US is what Henry Morgenthau wanted to do post-war Germany. I guess to them we’re just as bad.
For the Kennedys, renewable women and wives always seems to be the answer.
Hey Bob, why don’t you cash in all that stock in that Chavez oil company your family is invested in and put it into the next solar/wind company that will end up in bankruptcy.
Its amazing that this is a guy who was arrested for possesion of heroin in the early 1980s. His brother Douglas was recently arrested at a hospital for kicking nurses while he tried to carry his newborn son out of the maternity ward without hospital permission.
It is really hard to keep the Kennedy felons straight. I guess this one is on the up and up for the past 30 years.
Viewing “renewable energy” as anything more than “local” and “supplemental” is a mental illness.
Jr., you’re no JFK.
Attention Romneybot’s, you need to keep him far away from dabbling in this fools venture.
Remember this is the Kennedy that wanted a carbon lawsuit system similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act. ANY lawyer, with a staw man plaintiff, could sue any utility or factory and obtain unlimited attorney fees.
It was to be a crippling cash cow.
Our problem is not the lawyers. Our problem is the law schools infested with leftists and communists. You don’t have a right to freedom in America in order to destroy America. It is not unpopular speech, these law schools AND the leftist dominated American Bar Association are using the feedom of speech etc. to prevent freedom for anyone else.
Unpopular speech denotes there is a counter of popular speech to drown out anc counter the voice of tyrany. The American Bar Association wants only tyrany.
BTW for those in rio linda, the ABA is 100% voluntary and the vast majority of attorney’s do NOT belong to that organization. It only has viability because it kisses the posteriors of judges. (btww, judges should NOT be allowed to belong or attend their conventions)
WHy is it that Jack was the only Kennedy that isn’t as dumb as a box of rocks?
Cheap energy and light regulation/government were the primary drivers of the economic powerhouse the U.S. was in the latter half of the 20th Century.
We are throwing that away with idiocy like this.
Does hot air from mouth breathers like you count as renewable energy, Bob?