Sunday, 20 May 2012
Clearly, I'm not alone
A rather..err..interesting blog that isn't safe for work. But it makes some good points:
Total federal subsidies in fiscal year 2007 were $24.34 per megawatt hour for solar-generated electricity and $23.37 per megawatt hour for wind, compared with $1.59 for nuclear, $0.67 for hydroelectric power, $0.44 for conventional coal, and $0.25 for natural gas and petroleum liquids.
This paean to the pResident’s genius comes on the same day Warren Buffett, sitting on $44 billion, said his wind and solar projects wouldn’t be built without tax payer cash.
Wow. One of the richest guys on the planet saying that he needs subsidies to get these things going. Amazing.
And a bat shredding project stops dead:
Paul Copleman, an Iberdrola spokesman, said that without the federal Production Tax Credits, which will expire at the end of 2012, its two projects and many others in the state and nation won’t get built.
I found this pic at that blog - had to grab a copy for myself.
Badly proofread by Boy on a bike at Sunday, May 20, 2012