Excerpt Of The Day: Greens, Of Course, Are Energy Nihilists

“Greens, of course, are energy nihilists, and there is nary an environmental group somewhere that isn’t protesting every type of energy source.

For example, the U.S. is the Saudi Arabia of coal, but Senate greens (led by Nancy Pelosi) have banned consideration of coal-to-oil technology (pushed by Barack Obama) to replace oil imports from the energy bill because they don’t like coal’s carbon content. Nuclear? Too dangerous, despite the fact that U.S. states with nuke plants have low CO2 emissions. Wind? Shreds migratory bird populations.

And then there’s solar. According to a study by Cornell’s David Pimentel, a full 20 percent of U.S. land areas (the equivalent to all cropland in America today) would have to be paved over with solar cells to meet just 50 percent of U.S. energy demand. That is the equivalent to 11 states.” — Henry Payne

Hat tip to DANEgerus Weblog for the excerpt.

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