At the Alabama Policy Institute (a tremendous organization), Cameron Smith today has a superb column on national energy policy, with great statistics about how many usable energy sources the United States still retains, and about the comparative efficiencies of those sources. He is particularly brutal about the lack of practicality of large-scale wind farms:
These less traditional energy sources also have their own efficiency challenges. According to the Wind Capital Group, “[o]n open, flat terrain, a utility-scale wind farm will require about 100 acres per MW of installed capacity.” By contrast, even a large nuclear generator takes up less than one acre per MW. To replace the coal-generated electric capacity in the United States with wind would require almost 46 million acres, slightly less than the combined size of the entire states of Alabama and West Virginia.
Read the whole thing. Good stuff.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?