Secretary Chu’s “clean energy race” blather

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November 20, 2011
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Marlo Lewis, Jr.  
Posted in Commentary

"Talk of a clean energy race harkens to the 'space race' and 'arms race' of the Cold War era. But although those races had economic spinoffs, they were first and foremost geopolitical, not commercial. Renewable energy advocates now try to recreate a Cold War sense of drama about companies like Solyndra. Nukes and missiles had an obvious potential to affect the outcome of a global power struggle. But wind turbines and solar panels?" (11/18/11)  

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