Tilting at the Wind Power Scam

Posted: March 10, 2011 in green, libertarian, nick gillespie, reason foundation, reason magazine, reason.com, reason.org, reason.tv

Why is it a scam? Because, it isn’t creating jobs, it isn’t contributing the amount of energy it was claimed it would, and, essentially it can’t survive without massive subsidies.

Switching from conventional sources of electricity like coal and natural gas to renewables like wind and solar, our elected leaders tell us, will reduce pollution, advance renewable technology and spark a green jobs revolution.

Is renewable energy really a green pathway to a brighter economic future? Or is it nothing more than a heavily subsidized impossible dream?

To learn more, Reason.org spoke with Cal State Fullerton economist Robert Michaels and Mark Tholke, an executive at enXco.

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