A Requiem for the Renewables Dream
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  • JeffWeimer

    “Let’s hope Obama’s speech tomorrow recognizes the new discussion the world is having about the environment.”

    I doubt it. He doesn’t seem to be very light on his feet, policy-wise.

  • JDogg Snook

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if Obama’s lasting green legacy was the dramatic expansion of domestic oil and gas production during his presidency? Heh.

  • gunsmithkat

    I rather suspect Obama will take the Al Gore and Michael Mann viewpoint rather than the rational scientific view, which requires a healthy dose of skepticism.

  • Tom Sramek Jr

    Sooner or later, fossil fuels are going to run out–even if in the short or medium-term there is an increase from shale and other sources. All we need is $150 barrels of oil and gas prices at $5 a gallon, and solar will be in again.

    • rheddles

      Maybe, maybe not. The nice thing about a free market is that people will use whatever is most efficient.

  • lukelea

    Forget climate change. These green initiatives which are going nowhere anyway. That chapter is over. The big issue right now is immigration. Here are a couple of recent posts from Steve Sailer’s blog that show why he is one of the best journalists in America (and easily the most fearless):

    http://isteve.blogspot.com/2013/06/peter-schaeffer-history-of-immigration.html

    http://isteve.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-immigration-can-hurt-country-in.html

  • stan brown

    The first step on the path to wisdom is the recognition of our own ignorance. Unfortunately, that which Obama is most ignorant of is his own ignorance. The last thing he will ever do is acknowledge any scientific uncertainty.

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