It isn’t possible to repeat this too often: In January 2008, Barack Obama told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle that his plan to save the Earth from global warming would “cause electric bills to necessarily skyrocket.”
In other words, every time you see higher costs for using electricity, a/k/a the stuff that makes a 21st-century, first-world civilization possible, it’s because Obama and his environmentalist cronies have deliberately contrived another way to artificially raise the price.
This artificial price-raising has two purposes: to force people of modest means to consume less and, more importantly, to make expensive, unreliable energy sources like wind and solar appear to be price-competitive with fossil-fueled energy. They aren’t and never will be. Quite a few people have known that for a long time but keep quiet for fear of government and media retaliation.
We bring it up here because the Obama administration’s run of bad luck continued just before Thanksgiving as two architects of a renewable energy scheme—neither one named Gruber—let the cat out of the bag in a professional journal.
On November 18 in the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Spectrum, two of Silicon Valley’s best and brightest admitted that today’s renewable energy technologies simply don’t work for their government-mandated purposes.
Just like Obamacare, renewable energy has been sold on false premises, and just like Obamacare, we’ve now heard about it from people who toiled to put part of the boondoggle together. The only difference is, this time the architects aren’t bragging.
Don’t think for one minute that this will stop the federal government and any number of ditzy (read: “east- and west-coast”) states from mandating even more “renewable” energy. But now at least there’s a stronger foundation for the necessary ridicule.