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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Awakening from the Green Dream

Again, Reality is starting to interfere with the Liberal Dream.

Hey folks,

I have said it all before. I have shown you proof. We have discussed in length that today's Liberalism can be summed up in one sentence. Quick to Dream, slow to think. But with any Dream, you have to wake up. At some point, Reality comes rushing back in. And although Dreaming is good, in the end, it IS just a Dream.

Obama and Crew, and many like him, are trying to sell you on the Dream that IS Liberalism. A Utopia of peace and equality. Where everyone is equal, there is no disparity of Wealth, Free Healthcare for all, and a Clean planet with low cost, natural, never ending Energy. A world where no one needs of anything, and the Government is in charge of EVERYTHING. For the betterment of all mankind, of course.

Problem is, NONE of this is REAL. None of it is sustainable. None of it is REALITY. Try as hard as they might, it will NEVER be. Look around. Anywhere in the World where a Centralized Controlling Government is the Rule, you have a bit of Equality. The Government and those in charge have all the money, while the People starve and fight over the scraps that the Government throw to them. Look to those areas where Healthcare is Free for All? People only get treated when the Government says they can, how they can, IF they can. Those who rule these areas, and those few that can afford it, come HERE for their Healthcare when it involves more than just "Take two of these and call me in the morning."

Green Energy? Yeah. There is NOTHING out there. I keep telling you that until we can, and we are FAR from it, find a constant, reliable source, prefect the harnessing, distribution, and cost, it will remain nothing more than an elusive Dream. A nice thought. A good idea. But meanwhile, we MUST use what we have and what the WORLD runs on. And what we have is ABUNDANT. If we would only wake up.

I just talked about how the Green Dream is NOT sustainable. There is NO market for it. There is no market because we are DECADES away, if ever, of answering those questions. Over coming those obstacles. There is NOTHING to switch to. At least, nothing that can stand on it's own, without the Government propping it up. And EVEN then, it is not sustainable. According to Statesman.com - Lessons for government in energy firm failure
Editorial, The Washington Post


In May 2010, President Barack Obama paid a visit to the California factory of a solar-energy firm known as Solyndra, which the Energy Department had backed with a $535 million loan guarantee. "The future is here," Obama declared.

On Thursday, FBI agents came through Solyndra's doors with a different message: "Search warrant."

The details of the federal investigation are not yet public, but they probably have something to do with Solyndra's unexpected announcement Aug. 31 that it is filing for bankruptcy, leaving hundreds of workers jobless — and taxpayers on the hook for almost all of its government-backed loan. The collapse of one of the Obama administration's signature "green jobs" efforts might mutate from an embarrassment to a scandal.

Obviously, everyone should reserve judgment as to whether there has been any wrongdoing, criminal or otherwise. But it's not too early to draw some policy lessons from Solyndra's ignominious downfall.

The first is that government is no better than the private sector at picking industrial winners — and usually worse.
You know why? We'll get back to the Article in a second. You know WHY? Because the Government is not dealing with IT'S OWN MONEY. They are dealing with YOURS. If you hear someone tell you that they have this big plan, and they want you to give them a lot of money to take part in the benefits of that plan, you will find out all you can about it before you give them them money. Right? If not, then you get scammed and you LOOSE the money. Well, the Government need not worry about that. It's not their money. Back to the Article.

Solyndra's novel solar-panel design was supposed to produce electricity more efficiently than more traditional panels, offsetting its higher production costs. Many private analysts questioned that business model, especially given modest global demand for solar power and competition from China's heavily subsidized producers. But the Energy Department swiftly approved Solyndra's loan guarantee anyway.

The department has also placed large financial bets on electric vehicles and related battery technology, despite private forecasts that the market for that technology is not ripe.
THERE IS NO MARKET! No one wants to pay $40,000 to $50,000 dollars today, for a Vehicle that can only go 80 miles an hour TOPS, about 50 Miles between Charges, and then PAY another $20,000 in like 4 years to replace the Batteries. NO ONE wants this. There is NO Market despite the never ending Obama and Crew demanding we switch.

This hardly means that government has no role in promoting clean-energy technology. It just needs to limit its intervention to an earlier stage in the process: basic scientific research. This is a traditional public good — potentially useful to society but financially unattractive to the private sector. Leave the high-risk, high-reward business of manufacturing and selling specific energy technologies to the market.
I agree with that. Remember my plan? Start small. Grow bigger if it is Viable and affordability for all can be overcome.

The second lesson is that "green jobs" offer a dubious rationale for federal support of clean-energy technology. To the extent that government creates jobs by subsidizing particular companies, it does so by shifting resources that might have created jobs elsewhere. Political favoritism, or the appearance thereof, is an inherent risk; Solyndra's largest private investors are tied to one of Obama's key fundraisers.
ABSOLUTELY! All this was, was an attempt to further the Green Agenda. There was no REAL desire to create Long Lasting, Well Paid, JOBS. It was nothing more than a Political Stunt that backfired.

Environmentalists — and their allies in the White House and Congress — have touted green jobs in response to industry's perennial argument that cleaning up the planet kills jobs. It would be better to defend the costs of a clean environment on their own terms, as the necessary price we pay for a sustainable planet. When "green jobs" promises don't pan out, it does the environmental cause more harm than good.
Of course it does. Why? People awaken from the "Green Dream" and see Reality.
Peter

Sources:
Statesman.com - Lessons for government in energy firm failure

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