I often condemn the tar sands oil industry as a communist owned, unethical, dirty mess that’s destroyed Canada’s reputation just for a quick (geological-time) buck.
There are engineers writing for Fox News that are condemning the green economy, and green jobs, because they are uncreative hacks responsible for depressing our economy further instead of building the solutions they claim can’t exist.
So let’s make a deal? If renewable power gets the same level of government subsidy that oil, gas, and coal get (& have had for over half a century), and comparable restrictions in production sites and waste disposal, and renewables still can’t compete on a dollar per watt basis, then I’ll shut up.
Had a look at that Fox article. Unsurprisingly, it’s garbage. That engineer is the least creative person I can imagine.
“I found no evidence that solar’s BOS costs would decrease meaningfully.”
So instead of doing her job and finding a way, or even reading the Internet to find out that others have, she condemns an industry. Of course, Faux News gives her a platform too.
“Nor did anyone have a solution to the problem that has plagued solar and wind energy since their inception: intermittency.”
It’s in production, today (and tonight, while the sun doesn’t shine).
Finally there’s this:
“competitive advantages are government subsidies and forced limitations on competitors”
How many subsidies did the fossil fuel industries get last year, please remind me? How much for renewables. Compare, it’s your homework.
Renewable energy + subsidy = jobs + energy – air & water pollution
Fossil fuel energy + subsidy = air & water pollution + energy + jobs
I’ve chosen the equation that requires a little work to get there. A little work means more jobs too, doesn’t it? Who wants more jobs in Canada? Greens do.
Hat tip to Chevy J.