Steve at Motor City Times lays out the evidence very well. I ask you to consider if “green energy” is really something the Left believes can work, or do they see it as a path to crippling this nation?
The recent blast of arctic weather received across most of the United States has illustrated the need for reliable energy. (Where is that global warming when you need it?)
When the massive snow storm and single digit temperatures slammed El Paso, TX the cold temps created rolling blackouts across much of Texas. Local electric plants literally froze creating a dangerous situation for residents trapped in the freezing cold. Furthermore, without electricity, natural gas pumping stations could not run and shortages of natural gas in New Mexico and elsewhere ensued.
Strangely, no stories recounting how solar panels and windmills ‘picking up the slack’ from the old, dirty coal plants have surfaced. No stories about windmills keeping the lights on and natural gas flowing.
Truth be told, windmills are much more susceptible to freezing temperatures than coal power plants. Via Bluegrass Pundit:
In a pathetic attempt to implement ‘green energy’ in Minnesota, wind turbines transplanted from California have not worked since they were installed last fall. They have been paralyzed by the cold weather. Just think of all the ‘green jobs’ that will be created trying to get them to work in the frigid northern climate.
Obviously, solar panels will not work with large amounts of snow covering them. Come to think of it, green energy doesn’t work when the weather is good either.
Much, much more at the link.
And, as Steve rightly points out, it was our president that laid out what America might expect
“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket,” Obama told the Chronicle . “Coal-powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”
Think about those words, think long and hard about them