Coal and oil makes us sick? Check out Senator Harry Reid on YouTube.
Senator Reid, we hear the talk, but where is the action? Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader heads the “do nothing Congress.”
Senator Reid, why do you give an interview to talk about the U.S. getting off coal and oil and start using renewable energy (Solar), when Congress puts a halt to solar plants for 2 years?
From the New York Times: Faced with a surge in the number of proposed solar power plants, the federal government has placed a moratorium on new solar projects on public land until it studies their environmental impact, which is expected to take about two years.
But the decision to freeze new solar proposals temporarily, reached late last month, has caused widespread concern in the alternative-energy industry. Fledgling solar companies must wait to see if they can realize their hopes of harnessing power from swaths of sun-baked public land, just as the demand for viable alternative energy is accelerating.
“It doesn’t make any sense,” said Holly Gordon, vice president for legislative and regulatory affairs for Ausra, a solar thermal energy company in Palo Alto, Calif. “The Bureau of Land Management land has some of the best solar resources in the world. This could completely stunt the growth of the industry.”
Much of the 119 million surface acres of federally administered land in the West is ideal for solar energy, particularly in Arizona, Nevada and Southern California, where sunlight drenches vast, flat desert tracts.
Did the oil cartel get to Mr. Reid and the “do nothing Congress”or was it something about Mr. Reid and the solar lobby from his state of Nevada?
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