Sunday, April 12, 2009

Interior secretary: Wind could replace coal power

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is optimistic about the potential of wind power to help wean the U.S. from dependence on foreign oil.

"The idea that wind energy has the potential to replace most of our coal-burning power today is a very real possibility," he said. "It is not technology that is pie-in-the sky; it is here and now," Salazar said...

A member of the American Coal Council, for example, told the Associated Press he thinks Salazar is too optimistic with his offshore wind estimates...

...oil and gas industry representatives expressed concern about the Obama Administration promotion of renewables...

OH NOES! NOBODY WANTS OUR DIRTY STUFF NO MORE!

THERE IS ONLY ONE GARDEN PLANET, AND WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO RUINING IT...

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.