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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Green Energy Cost to Much

Yesterday our Green President visited town in FL containing the largest photvoltaic center in the country. The DeSoto Energy center built at a cost of $150 million dollars would provide power to some 3000 homes. For those of you who are not too good with math that's comes out to a cost of $50,000 per home. Or to put it another way figuring a annual cost of $2,000 per home per year it would take 25 years to pay for it. This does NOT figure in the yearly cost of maintenance and general operating cost. This plant in NOT a benefit to the home owners in the area, but only a benefit to those special interest who constructed the plant and those companies such as GE and other Obama supporters whose companies manufacture items needed in the future construction of such plants. Consumers can only afford the electricity provided by such plants if the government subsidizes that cost. This would mean that all tax-payers would bear the cost of such projects even though they do not use the green power. Green power only means one thing more green out of your pocket to pay for these pie-in-the-sky projects. A fool can see the folly of this, but those special interest who have the ear of "Mr Green" have this country headed down the road to economic destruction while they line their pockets with tax-payers money. It's no longer the greed of wall street we need to worry about, but the new "Greedy Greens" and their goofy government friends.
The President visited DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy center, billed as the largest solar photovoltaic center in the country. The company's 90,500 solar panels are able to generate about 42,000 megawatt hours each year, but the project cost $150 million to build and only provides power to 3000 homes, prompting critics to say the administration doesn't have an overall energy strategy.

In remarks after a tour of the plant, the President blasted his opponents on energy reform, saying, "The closer we get to this new energy future, the harder the opposition's going to fight. The more we're going to hear from special interests and lobbyists in Washington whose interests are contrary to the interests of the American people, " Obama said. "There are those who are also going to suggest that moving toward a clean energy future is going to somehow harm the economy or lead to fewer jobs. And they're going to argue that we should do nothing, stand pat, do less or delay action yet again. I just want to point out, we've heard such arguments before. We've engaged in this same type of debate a lot of times through our history. People don't like change, and they get nervous about it."

But, Washington Representative Doc Hastings, the Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources committee said it's not nerves that are causing pause on Capitol Hill. It's the plan itself, and the taxes it will impose on Americans that are the real problem. “Another day, another empty promise from the President to support ‘comprehensive’ energy development," Hastings said in a statement to Fox News. " Instead of producing all-of-the-above American energy, the President’s job-killing cap and trade bill simply produces more taxes on all Americans’ energy. Republicans have a better plan that will create jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil by developing a wide range of American energy sources from solar to natural gas.” read more from FOX News

11 comments:

Matt said...

Lol, this guy bails out his corporate supporters, and the lefties hail it as a good thing. And all the while, no one benefits but his corporate whores, one of which, GE, owns MSNBC!

Maybe he wasn't lying about being transparent?

Mr Pink Eyes said...

The "green" technology that Obama keeps talking about just isn't there. Maybe it will be someday, if that day comes maybe we can begin to think about conversion. You post highlights everything that is wrong with this movement. Sure the plant in Florida looks great but it doesn't solve the problem of high energy costs it just defers those costs to those who don't even benefit from the plant.
These people are in bed with the "green" special interest groups and the rest of us have to suffer. This is all a public relations move that tugs on the greenies heartstrings but in the end this hasn't done anything but cost the taxpayers money.

Ron Russell said...

Well put Mr Pink Eyes the dream is great, but the reality stinks.

Larry Jackson said...

Okay, guys. You are missing one important point. (Not really.) People like President Obama, who are stuck in high gear about this global warming theory, do not care how much it costs. I have believed for a long time that it is their intention to make fossil fuels, ie. oil, gas, coal, etc., cost so much that those companies will be driven out of business or have to radically change their way of doing business. In their eyes, bankrupting them, along with us in the process, is a legitimate way of controlling how much energy we consume.

Ron Russell said...

Since when did the cost of something stop a Democrat, except if its connected to the military. The course Barack Himself Obama is setting will destroy the economy and our standand of living in the process---this guy is a ticking bomb.

Dr. Dave said...

This legislation is crap, just like the green president is.

Debbie said...

But it's "GREEN"... it will save the earth from those evil humans, so it doesn't matter what the cost is. The fact that we have no money doesn't seem to matter either.

Spend. Spend. Spend. What does he care, it's not his money.

Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

TexasFred said...

Green is a JOKE, always has been... Maybe, in the future it will change, when the *greenies* wake the hell up and realize that nuclear IS a viable option...

But there's always a fly in the ointment, you have to dispose of the spent fuel, and to date there's no really great long range solution there either...

Ron Russell said...

Nuclear energy is not perfect, but it is our best bet to get out from under imported oil or perhaps shale oil from the western part of the country. But wind and solar are many, many years away and in the mean time let us develope the sources that we have that will work and forget about the radical greenies who would have us all eating carrots and riding bicycles.

Teresa said...

This legislation needs to be thrown to the dogs. This "green" energy is a bunch of hooey, total bullcrap. These Democrats had to make this scam up so they'd have a paycheck. What a bunch of low-life leeches. I guess none of the Democrats know how to do an honest days work.

Ron Russell said...

You never let me down Teresa---what a great conservative gal you are! Keep it going!