“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”
Recently, all the Learned People in Austin had a hearing about converting to “green power”. Their government betters told them that it was going to increase their utility bills by only 20%. They indicated that they would cheerfully pay 20% more for their power bills even though the “Green Power” percentage would be only 35%.
And of course, “I AM the One We Have Been Waiting For” has said quite truthfully, that under his plan, energy bills would “necessarily skyrocket”.
Remember when the Austin government told their subjects that the train to Leander was going to be a cheap demonstration project and it ran $105 million? And two years late?
One of the comments in the second reference above stated that a lot of the disaster can be blamed on the lack of experience of Cap-Metro leadership.
Just as they didn’t have a clue about running a rail road, they don’t have a clue about power production. If they had an interest in learning (Which I suspect they don’t.) here is an article about the paragon of “Green Power”: Spain and how the current regime dealt with it. Read it and weep.
“This incident began when an economic paper published by a Spanish university concluded that Spain’s “green jobs” program has cost the country about $800,000 and 2.2 jobs per each job created. Spain’s program had been cited eight times by the Obama administration as being the model for its vision of a U.S. “green jobs” program.”
And, if you really want to know what “Green Power” is REALLY all about, read here:
Do you remember the line from the movie “All the President’s Men” spoken by the secretive Deep Throat?
“Follow the money”
Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)