Last spring Obama campaigned for solar: “This is an industry on the rise. It’s a source of energy that’s becoming cheaper. And more and more businesses are starting to take notice.” Gas prices continued to rise, unemployment rose, debt mounted, reliance upon terrorist countries for energy increased, while his poll numbers continued to fall. He blamed the GOP and continued to take the taxpayer dollars to feed into more solar projects.
Obama still tells America: “Each successive generation recognizes that some technologies are going to work, some won’t, some companies will fail, some companies will succeed.”
Last month Salazar announced the administration had decided to open almost 20 million acres of public land in six states to develop solar projects. “We have made huge strides in the last three and a half years, but we realize we are only at the beginning of this effort and that there’s a lot more to do. I have no doubt that the United States will lead the world in solar energy development.”
Since then the Obama campaign has focused on wind and dropped solar from the energy front. Last week in Iowa Obama said: “My opponent and I disagree when it comes to homegrown energy like wind. Wind power is creating new jobs all across Iowa. But Governor Romney says he wants to end the tax credit for wind energy producers. … The wind industry supports about 7,000 jobs right here in Iowa. Without these wind energy tax credits, those jobs are at risk, 37,000 jobs across the country would be at risk.”
How many jobs have been lost as a result of the companies pulling out of the Gulf and moving elsewhere? How many were lost due to the no drill policy? What about China Keystone? How has drilling changed employment in N Dakota?
AP, CO2 Emissions In US Drop To 20-Year Low: “In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.
Many of the world’s leading climate scientists didn’t see the drop coming, in large part because it happened as a result of market forces rather than direct government action against carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere.”
Is solar power a bunch of solarscare? Are windmills nothing more than a lot of hot air? What about all of these electric cars, Voltscare?