Obama Keeps Telling Renewable Energy Lies

windfarmImagine you wanted to get in your electric car and drive a considerable distance. It wouldn’t take long for your car to run out of power, so you would have to have another car, one using gasoline, to drive behind you to make sure you reached your destination.

That’s a description of “renewable energy”, wind and solar, in America today because they both require backup from traditional energy sources such as coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. And “renewable energy” based on “free” sun and wind power costs more to produce and purchase. Need it be said that the sun does not always shine consistently everywhere or at night and that the wind does not always blow?

Within twenty-four hours of one another I received a news release from the Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition celebrating the election of a new chairman and vice chairman, and read a CNN news article saying that “The White House wants to put more returning servicemen and women to work manufacturing and installing solar panels” as part of “his growing list of climate actions meant to combat global warming.”

That list was a twelve-page long, single-spaced White House fact sheet. The White House seems to think that the states can do something about “climate change”, but the climate is measured in decades and centuries, not whether it is going to rain next Monday which is something we call “the weather.” And just as you can do nothing about the rain, neither can you do anything to affect the climate decades from now.

The White House has a problem. There is no “global warming.” Even if you change the name to “climate change”, the Earth has been in a natural cooling cycle for the last eighteen years.

For the past 5,000 years humans have, as often as not, “done something” about the climate by moving somewhere else it was less of a bother and threat or found ways to adapt. Other than prayer, there was and is nothing humans can do about Mother Nature.

Most surely, getting veterans to manufacture solar panels is about as lame and stupid an idea as the President has proposed in the last 24 hours. Does the name “Solyndra” ring a bell? It was one of several solar farms that, along with wind farms went belly-up, leaving investors and consumers with nothing but the sunlight and passing breezes.

Indeed, the best news of late has been that the U.S. Senate has rejected a proposal to extend the federal wind Production Tax Credit (PCT) for another five years. The wind producers have benefitted from it for three decades. The federal subsidy to wind-energy producers expired along with other tax breaks at the end of 2013, but was retroactively extended through 2014 as part of the Cromnibus budget bill passed last December.

The PCT was intended to provide what was a then-new energy industry a helping hand, but it kept being extended and the industry benefitted as well from renewable energy mandates (REM) in 29 states and the District of Columbia. They require that a specific amount of electricity be purchased from renewable energy, wind or solar, producers. All that managed to do was drive up the cost of electricity to consumers. This is what happens when politicians get involved.

That’s a good reason to wonder why there is a Governors Wind Power Coalition in the first place. It consists of 23 Democratic and Republican governors from every region of the nation “working together to develop the nation’s wind energy resources”, but the nation doesn’t need wind energy which produces an unpredictable amount as opposed to traditional resources such as coal.

At the same time the President is talking about solar and wind power, his administration is pursuing a relentless “war” on coal that is forcing the primary source of electricity in America, coal-fired plants, to shut down. If that doesn’t sound like treason, then consider too that the U.S. is the greatest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and we have at least two century’s worth of known coal reserves. We have absolutely no need for wind or solar energy.

When Obama gave his State of the Union speech in 2014, solar power represented a pathetic 0.2 percent of the U.S. electricity supply according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. According to the Energy Research Institute, in 2013 wind power provided 1.6% of all the energy consumed in the U.S.

There isn’t a single good reason for either wind or solar power in an energy powerhouse like the United States. They are both costly, unpredictable, and a threat to a number of animal species. Neither the science, the cost, nor the recent history of “renewable energy” provides a single good reason to force Americans to pay for this “green” failure.

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    JayPee

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    Referencing the title :

    It’s because his only facility is lying.

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    Amber

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    With nothing to lose we can expect to hear one big whooper after another for the next
    8 months in the run up to Paris .
    Their problem is they are only preaching to their flock while the majority have tuned them out .
    It is nice to see more scientists are not cowed
    by their tactics .

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    GR82DRV

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    [i](CNSNews.com) – In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama predicted that the U.S. would have “a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.”
    The president backed up his prediction with $2.4 billion in federal grants to companies producing lithium-ion batteries for plug-in cars.

    But reality hasn’t even come close.

    Despite massive federal spending on electric vehicles, which is expected to total $7.9 billion through 2019, there are currently just 286,390 plug-in vehicles on the nation’s roads today, according to the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA).

    That’s 72 percent lower than the million electric vehicles the president predicted four years ago. And with gasoline prices now averaging $2.06 per gallon, the lowest they’ve been since April 2009, that percentage is not likely to change any time soon.[/i]

    …And that’s after massive grant funding for a market that cannot sustain itself on its own merit. How long do we prop up Obama’s wish list with our tax dollars as it proves unworkable in the real world?

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    Gator

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    If only we could harness the enormous quantities of hot air emanating from the CO2-phobic-fascists.

    On a related topic, I am thinking of a startup company that would offer personal CO2 sequestration devices for the CO2-phobic-fascists. But part of the business model is non-negotiable. There can be no payment plans…

    [img]http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/11/14/1352910152064/Anti-austerity-protest-in-004.jpg[/img]

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      amirlach

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      Have a double bagger for those like Davey? I think he expended more Co2 from coal fired power, and posted more on one thread here in the last two days than the entire post count on his own echo-y, blog-y chamber. 😀

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        Gator

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        Davey’s fat head would require a full size garbage bag. I’m willing to donate an entire box, for ‘[i]The Cause[/i]’.

        Isn’t amazing that in all of those posts, he [i]never[/i] answered a [i]single[/i] question I asked. Questions about ‘[i]basic physics[/i]’ and ‘[i]settled science[/i]’.

        Those paid shills for the multi-trillion dollar Climate Change Industry are some [i]really[/i] sore losers. 😆

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          amirlach

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          Love how he finds so many “issues” with the data that refuted the Co2 Warming Fingerprint, while completely ignoring the “issues” with the “data” that he points to as proof.

          “They found errors and fixed them, but still cannot draw any “conclusions” from it?” 😮

          Reminds me of a child who is losing at checkers kicking over the board, then claiming he was “winning”.

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            Gator

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            At least most children learn and mature. They later become adults who shed their petulant ways, and thereby enable the advancement of human culture and knowledge. But these CO2-phobic frauds are retrogrades of human evolution. They are dragging humanity, science, and ethics back into the primordial swamp of viruses and bacteria.

            They are not just sick, they are in fact the disease.

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            amirlach

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            If you want to see where Obama’s evergy policy’s will lead, simply look to Ontario.

            http://ep.probeinternational.org/2014/03/21/ontario-to-follow-germany-in-renewable-failure/

            It’s designed by the same people.

            [quote]The increases to our energy bills alone over the next five years are greater than the amount of income tax paid by a minimum wage earner in Ontario. The Wynne government should think about the people who suffer the most from irresponsible government decisions.[/quote] Candice Malcolm

            http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/candice-malcolm/energy-rate-ontario_b_4446900.html

            From an article in the Huff Post no less.

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            JayPee

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            And Ontario is powered by the most cost efficient large scale hydroelectric power plant in the world.

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