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Clean Energy is Just Political Speak for Dirty Politics

So-called green energy is just the old dirty energy in barrel painted green, from Investors Business Daily [1]:

President Obama once praised it as a shining example of America’s clean energy future. “With projects like this one,” he said at the site of a solar plant just before construction started, “we’re putting Americans to work producing clean, home-grown American energy.”

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In its first year, Ivanpah emitted 46,000 metric tons of CO2. That’s about as much as a Frito Lay plant in Bakersfield emits.

How is that possible? It turns out that the Ivanpah plant uses natural gas to function.

First, it burns natural gas to pre-heat the water at the top of the three towers before the sun comes up. Then, the Press Enterprise explains, it “has auxiliary gas boilers that kick in whenever cloud cover blocks the sun.”

End the welfare payments to green energy.  We will save tax dollars., energy costs and save birds in the process.