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Obana's Solar Energy Boondoggle
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“Every four minutes another American home or business goes solar, every panel pounded into place by a worker whose job can’t be outsourced. Let’s continue that progress with a smarter tax policy that stops giving $4 billion a year to fossil fuel industries that don’t need it so we can invest more in fuels of the future that do.”

— President Barack
Obama, State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2014

Here’s a better idea: Let’s progress with a smarter tax policy that stops giving $4 billion a year to fossil fuel industries, and stop there.

Glance down the trail of destruction carved out of the American economy by the crony policies of the illegal usurper currently occupying the people’s house, and you will see it littered with the bodies of his favored green energy boondoggles.

Like armadillos along a southern interstate highway, they lay toes up, rotting away.

Despite billions of dollars printed at the Fed and thrown at the Solyndras and Solar Trust of Americas of the world by Obama’s Department of Energy, solar energy firms remain unviable.

Yet Obama wants to throw more money at them still.

Solar energy is — for lack of a stronger term — inefficient.
Billions of dollars have already been poured into wasteful solar energy projects.

And it’s being done so on the basis of two lies: that solar energy effectively reduces so-called carbon emissions and that solar power is now cost-effective.

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory says that it will take at least 11 more years for solar power generation western States to have a chance to become cost-competitive.

Solar electricity is currently 67 percent more expensive to produce than wind and is twice as expensive to produce as natural gas.

Already solar energy receives a subsidy of 96 cents per kilowatt hour (kwh).

Other forms of renewable energy receive a subsidy of only 1 cent per kwh.

So while solar’s costs look low, 96 percent of the cost is paid for out of the Treasury rather than by the consumer.


Solar energy is just another wealth redistribution scheme where the U.S. government picks the winners and losers, with the winners always being friends of the regime.

The science of anthropogenic global warming is anything but settled — Obama’s lofty declaration during the SOTU notwithstanding — and, in fact, is standing on ground far shakier than that over the San Andreas Fault.

And so is the idea that solar energy reduces carbon.

A study by McKinsey and Company determined that use of nuclear, wind and even coal with carbon capture do more to reduce so-called greenhouse gases.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that solar panels ranked 28th out of 33 “carbon-reducing” options.

Obama’s attacks on coal-fired electric generating plants have had the effect of reducing the amount of electricity produced in the United States.

But renewables have not picked up the slack, despite the billions of dollars being thrown at them.

In 2008, according to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. generated a net of 4,119,388 million kwh of electricity.

In 2012 that total was down to 4,047,765 million kwh.

So electricity production is down 1.7 percent under Obama, even as he’s gone full-throttle in his promotion of electric cars as the future of the car industry — another boondoggle his regime is throwing money away on hand over fist.

The trend continued in 2013. Through the first nine months of last year — which is currently all the data available — electricity production stood at 3,078,460 million kwh.

In the same time frame of 2012, a total of 3,095,504 million kwh was produced.

Under Obama’s reign of error and despite the investment of billions of dollars, solar’s contribution to the entire energy production grid has climbed from .02 percent to a whopping .2 percent.

Meanwhile, the cost of electricity continues to soar.

In December 2009, the month before Obama was inaugurated, the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s seasonally adjusted electricity index was 193.965, according to CNSNews.

In December 2013, the index was up to a record 203.186.

In December 2008, one kwh of electricity cost the consumer 12.4 cents on average.

Last month (after five years of Obama policies), the average cost of electricity was 13.1 cents per kwh.

The upshot is, if you’re a financial contributor to Obama’s campaign or library fund or the Democrat National Committee and you can claim to have a green energy idea, it’s a lucrative time.

But if you’re an American consumer of electricity, you are being fleeced.


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timeontarget commented on Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 09:10 AM

JimmyMack, I understand and believe it or not I agree.

I personally prefer that we all refrain from cut and paste.

However your stalking of tot and posting degrading comments about tot drove me to the point of not wanting to make any personal commentary on anything.

Your comment above is almost exactly what tot said to icyman a couple of years ago.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 09:14 AM

I once said to Jimmy Darsey that he was singlehandedly (sp) stiffling this blog post.

I love to write but I will not tolerate disgusting comments about my Mother or myself.

And you don't even know who Timeontarget is.

Thanks anyway.

Thanks for your cival comment Feb 10, 2014 at 8:32 AM

timeontarget commented on Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 09:15 AM

I must sign off for now as I have chores to do.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 16:03 PM

Well I am disappointed because I thought for a short time here,

that we were going to be able to exchange thoughts and opinions in civil fashion.

They don't really sting, because you really don't know who timeontarget is.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 16:10 PM

I do not want to contribute anything that diminishes the stature of the local electronic community blog site.

I guess I'll just cut and paste to add my two cents worth.

Jimmy I'll cease responding to your comments as well as your blogs.

Sorry but you make timeontarget uncomfortable.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 06:10 AM

"So whether I do know who you are OR NOT, I seem to be able to get to you even when you are hiding behind your disguise. That's gotta hurt."

"Well get ready, you right wing buffoon, because Hell is coming for breakfast...Padrick."

I do not understand why you JM want to drive participants from this site simply because they are of a different persuasion politically.

I doubt that Mr Watkins would agree with that.

But then again he just might.

We'll see.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:47 PM

"I am not trying to drive ANYONE away from this site."

Jimmy you said yourself in a comment on the blog On Subject of Abortion the following::

"YOur own words reveal your malignant sickness Tot. And...if you must know... I ain't anywhere NEAR my capability regarding inflicting a personal attack. If my blogs stop you from commenting then I have done my job here on these pages. You ain't built for this."

Posted on blog: On the subject of abortion. by timeontarget

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Timeontarget has not personally attacked you are anyone else.

I do have strong opinions on matters general such as homosexuality, religion, discipline, politics and military among other things.

When we were growing up we all adopted our own left or right political persuasion.

Mine is for the most part right wing but for a long time I have held some liberal beliefs regarding marijuana and our ALL VOLUNTEER MILITARY.


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