Losing Hope in the Green Intermittent Unreliables
But several countries -- and now US states -- are beginning to see a diminishing return from their rapid and enthusiastic buildup of big wind and big solar. Germany, Spain, Denmark, and other countries are cutting back on government subsidies. People are losing hope in green.
In the US, Hawaii's rapid buildup of solar is running into a stone wall of reality. The same problem is likely to hit California and other states who have jumped over the green energy cliff blindfolded.
Obama's green energy bankruptcies continue to mount. A123 is one of the most recent green failures to be put under the microscope.
The total cost of attempting to accomodate the power grid -- one of the most important foundations of modern industrial society -- to the green intermittent unreliables, is essentially infinite past a certain point.
In other words, Obama and other green crusaders are gambling with the futures of their societies. All of their well-intended mandates, taxes, subsidies, grants, and other gestures to the gods of green energy are all wasted resources, lost chances to invest in more reliable sources of power.
And despite the many and continuing failures of the green revolution of intermittent unreliables, the idiots have not even admitted that there is a problem, much less have they begun to learn the lessons of their failures, or begun to turn to better policies. Some fools never learn.
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