Energy Secretary has no clue about renewable energy
Energy Secretary Rick Perry sees renewables as a threat to coal and nuclear baseload—could you be more clueless and biased to try to protect these two fields?
It's real simple - Up = good; Down = bad
- Down with Coal.
- Down with Nuclear.
- Up with Wind.
- Up with Solar.
- Up with Waves.
- Up with Geothermal.
- Up with other renewable and alternative energy sources.
The renewable and alternative energy field is creating new, sustainable jobs - good idea? Yes.
Anyone with common sense can only look to the sky for help and say, "how did such an ill-informed, incompetent individual be placed in such an important position?"
Well, for that matter, most of the current U.S. cabinet is filled with people that do not have ample experience in these respective fields.
Perry (does not deserve the title of Secretary) is just a good ol' boy that has been thrust in a position of power to continue to take care of his boys in the oil and coal industries.
Highlights from Jeff St. John's article on Perry and renewable energy versus coal and oil include:
Real Support for Baseload with Wind and Solar
- Over two months ago, Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered the DOE to conduct a 60-day study on whether wind and solar are undercutting baseload coal and nuclear power.
- Many renewable energy and environmental groups fear will lead to a foregone conclusion against renewable-friendly state subsidies and policies.
- U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), wrote a letter to Perry that “a hastily developed study, which appears to predetermine that variable, renewable sources such as wind have undermined grid reliability, will not be viewed as credible, relevant or worthy of valuable taxpayer resources.”
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), declaring that Perry’s idea of coal and nuclear as essential for a stable grid is an outdated concept.
- Union of Concerned Scientists published its critique of what it called “Rick Perry’s Unnecessary and Biased Grid Study,” noting that the Trump administration has picked anti-renewables lobbyists to lead the process and appears to be ignoring multiple studies that have shown that more flexible grids can handle much larger shares of wind and solar.
Please read the rest of this ARTICLE - I can only stomach so much of this nonsense.
These politicians are living for today - grease pockets now, secure as many favors as possible, take care of friends and family and who gives a darn about 10, 20, 50 or more years from now.