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Subject: Re: [OM] [OT] In case you hadn't heard....
From: Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:13:17 -0500
> Here in the U.S., there is a permanent lobby against every power source
> except wind, solar, and tides.  I suspect the UK/EU/AUS/NZ has similar
> characters.  And even then, they start lawsuits when the wind farms kill
> birds, and if developing tidal resources might kill fish or disrupt
> ecosystems, etc.  The elephant in the room is that renewables will only
> help, but not meet our total energy needs by a long shot.  This is
> always swept under the rug.  The joules just aren't there.

It's a little more sinister than that. Just as the TP brains (Tea
Party) think that we can slash the government spending to nothing and
that will solve all the world's problems, the anti-energy crowd think
that we have to go back to horses and mules to get around and ban all
motor vehicles, etc. It's not that they are against coal/oil/gas, they
are against energy consumption at all.

We see this in Iowa where we have enough wind to power half the
country, but the Khmer Rouge crowd won't stand for it either and won't
be happy until were back in the stone age. While I'm pretty deep
green, I won't go that far.

Ken Norton
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