Friday, June 27, 2008

Can Govt make our Energy problems worse? YES!!

The Federal Government is trying to solve the energy problem, YES? So how to "accomplish" this worthy goal? Why, of course, they impose a 2 year moratorium on solar energy projects on Federal Lands.

Yes, Virginia, the Federal Government wants to help in the same way they normally "help", they create more problems.


“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.