Robert Bryce: “Five myths about green energy”

Robert Bryce begins his Washington Post piece with this: Americans are being inundated with claims about renewable and alternative energy. Advocates for these technologies say that if we jettison fossil fuels, we’ll breathe easier, stop global warming and revolutionize our economy. Yes, “green” energy has great emotional and political appeal. But before we wrap all our hopes — and subsidies — in it, let’s take a hard look at some common misconceptions about what “green” means.

  1. Solar and wind power are the greenest of them all.
  2. Going green will reduce our dependence on imports from unsavory regimes.
  3. A green American economy will create green American jobs.
  4. Electric cars will substantially reduce demand for oil.
  5. The United States lags behind other rich countries in going green.

The full article is found at this link:  “Five myths about green energy

Robert Bryce is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Mr. Jon Boone has written a review of Mr. Bryce’s fourth book, “Power Hungry: The Myths of ‘Green’ Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future,” which will be out Tuesday, April 27.

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