The mistaken “equivalency” between renewables and conventional power sources.
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And will the cost of the golf cart option be comparable to the truck choice? Just to begin with there are 100+ drivers vs. one — so I think you know the answer, right?
And what else will be needed to support this “alternative” source of transportation? A lot: like battery recharge stations throughout the country. And who will pay for that? Duh.
And what is the source of the electricity used to charge the cart batteries? Mostly fossil fuels. Oops.
In the face of this evidence, the lobbyists and their academic coconspirators distractingly wave their hands and say such non-sequitors as “Don’t worry about these details. give us a huge subsidy and we’ll do a grea job. Everything will make more sense mañana.”
This isn’t how science works. Before we pay them to run this route, these promoters should tell us exactly how many golf carts it will take, and then prove it by actually running this route dozens of times. We would then have real-world evidence of the reliability and cost of their proposal. This is exactly what we have not done with wind energy.
They have not only skipped right over the proof stage, right now the golf cart lobbyists are working on convincing our politicians that since businesses have been “resistive” to using their transportation product, that they need a law mandating that 20% of all goods from NYC to Denver go the golf cart route! Senators Kerry & Lieberman are now agents of these lobbyists, and have now introduced such legislation!
And the claimed benefit of all of this? Economic recovery. There will be lots of new jobs in the golf cart business! What about the economic loss due to the higher shipping cost, or the slower transportation? Don’t worry about it. Come back mañana.
Hopefully this analogy makes things clearer, as this is the insane path we are now on. (For a more thorough discussion of this situation, go here.)
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Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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