(Courtesy of Windtoons.com)
According to the Baltimore Sun, Constellation Energy will attempt it’s “first venture into generating electricity from wind, though spokesman Lawrence McDonnell said the company has been buying wind power produced in the Midwest. The company also has installed relatively small-scale photovoltaic solar arrays at spice-maker McCormick & Co. in Hunt Valley and at the Maryland Environmental Service headquarters in Millersville.”
Perfect! Constellation bought some wind power so now they’ll be responsible to generate wind power. Is that the equivalent of me driving a car so now I think I’ll build you one?
At what point will we find politicians with the courage, yes backbone to go against the tide and actually understand a process they push. According to the article, “a 2008 state law passed at the urging of Gov. Martin O’Malley requires electricity suppliers such as Constellation to get 20 percent from renewable sources by 2022 or pay fees for failing to do so.” Why 20% and not 30% or 12% or 7% or 100%? The reason is they don’t have a clue. There is no science in their calculation or their reasoning. They are simply lemings following their political elders down a path to notoriety without any concern for understanding the impact of their ignorance.
Maryland has no corner on the ignorance market. Neighboring West Virginia is selling its soul to the “green” gods in hopes that St. Washington will open the pearly flood gates of federal funds.
Of course, far from the hallowed halls of Annapolis and Charleston, the mountains they promote on their brochures will be horribly altered by their actions and they are clueless to understand.
Read the full Baltimore Sun article here: “Garrett, Charles to get wind, solar power plants”
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