Governor O’Malley remains undaunted in his attempt to get
I think someone should show the guv the March issue of Wired Magazine. In an article by Juliet Eilperin entitled “The Clean Tech Meltdown” he’d read that “a confluence of factors -- including fluctuating silicon prices, newly cheap natural gas, the 2008 financial crisis, China's ascendant solar industry and certain inescapable technological realities -- the clean-tech bubble has burst, leaving us with a traditional energy infrastructure that is still overwhelmingly reliant on fossil fuels.”
“Wind has also taken a hit. Not only can the turbines not match the current costs of gas-fired plants, the flood of cheap Chinese solar panels can make them less attractive as a green option, too. The pace of new wind-turbine installations in the
has declined by more than half since 2008.” US
And the guv still thinks it’s a good idea to add two bucks to every ratepayers bill each month to back his wind farm?
That wind doesn’t blow. It sucks.