Friday, March 25, 2011

Scott Walker and Wisconsin GOP's Overbearing Regulations Cause Industry to Abandon Large-Scale, Job Creating Project

6 comments:

Ryan Karerat said...

http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/image/article/751/751691/scda_guide_top_1162490497_1166572358.jpg

TJE said...

What is the subsidy per kilowatt hour for wind energy?

PBM said...

Not sure. I know what your getting at, I just think it's funny how easy it was to flip a GOP talking point the other way.

TJE said...

Wind seems to be becoming competitive:

http://www.grist.org/article/2011-02-07-report-wind-power-now-competitive-with-coal-in-some-regions

Maybe markets work?

PBM said...

Yeah, I think since abandoning cap and trade the Obama administration's goal has been to try to make renewables cost competitive. These regs have more to do with permitting which is a larger problem for renewables because solar panels and wind turbines take up a lot more space than traditional fossil fuel energy sources.

TJE said...

http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/28/are-environmentalists-an-obstacle-to-clean-energy-production/