Lifecycle anchored in politics dooms renewable energy

12/22/2011
Because the world needs renewable energy, renewable energy needs a new lifecycle. The current lifecycle is anchored in politics. At its start, renewable energy is marketed as lovable in opposition to odious fossil energy so as to generate support for the subsidies and mandates lovable energy needs in order to compete. Governments enact the mandates. They install the subsidies. Flows of public money committed to uneconomic enterprise cultivate projects that never could have been developed in any other way. So what if sponsors of some of those projects turn out to be friends of officials disbursing the funds? Unassailable ideals are in play: salvation of the environment, lowered dependency ...
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