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on January 11, 2014
DFR lays bare the real cost of alternate energy. We are dealing with this in Eastern North Carolina as Torch LLC. from Houston has proposed a plan to install wind turbines in the local area. They are unreliable. Power must be supplied to customers when the turbines are not spinning, so a duplicate power supply must already be in place. You are now operating two different power generation systems inefficiently...while the turbine is generating power, the traditional power station is operating at less than optimal efficiency. OBTW...a recent article in Forbes-Business tells the tale on Germany as they push alternative energy in previous decades are now building eleven (11)...you read that correctly, new hard coal plants to take advantage of cheap coal prices over the next two (2) years.
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on April 8, 2013
Regulating to disaster, which includes promising chapters on "The Green Job Theology" and "The Opiate for The Masses; Moral Superiority" is a readable study of some of the problems caused by expert government planners. Furchtgott - Roth doesn't go far enough for this reader. Why all the footnotes? Frederic Bastiat, who she mentions, didn't need footnotes to make the point in his 1850 essay, "that which is seen and that which is not seen" nor do we need them today.
We are victims of a false choice. Choose between inexpensive but polluting coal power plants and expensive less polluting solar power plants. We are not to see through this trick. Skip power plants and use the sun directly for light, for drying, for heating.
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on December 14, 2012
It points out all of the negatives, but does not mention any of the upside of solar and wind energy. I understand the shortcomings of government deciding what will work and what won't, but a more balanced view would bolster the author's citicisms. I would not really recomend it to anyone.
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on September 28, 2012
Obama's energy program has made this country poorer and lowered wages. Diana Furchtgott-Roth documents the corruption and waste that occurs with government makes investment decisions. As she points out, if there is a global warming threat, there are much less expensive ways of reducing emissions. There is little thought in what we have done with taxes and regulations and subsidies all piled on each other with little thought of trying to sum up what the net effect is. She points out how the attempt to create certain jobs makes it more costly to make jobs in other areas, and how the shifts in jobs from oil shocks at least temporarily increase unemployment. Unfortunately, it is all to clear that the Obama administration has made it much more difficult to produce oil. Yet, this is only the tip of the problems from banning incandescent lightbulbs under George Bush to the doubling down on regulations under Obama there is blame enough to go around. Diana Furchtgott-Roth has done a real service by putting this book together.
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on October 27, 2012
As the book explains in a clear, understandable manner, green (or clean) energy and the programs associated with the subject are a GIANT scam on Americans and free societies elsewhere. However, it is sad to say, most Americans do not understand either the nature of the scam, nor the damage that it will do to us - both politically and economically. This is an important and necessary reading for all concerned citizens, regardless of political affiliation.
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on March 6, 2014
This is a very smart lady who provides a well researched book. She provides the voice of common sense answering the fanatics who brought all this regulation down on us.
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on November 18, 2012
Absolutely outstanding and accurate explanation of the "green" agenda being promoted by liberals and progressives. The author uses her personal experiences to shed light on the "green" agenda which is no more than a scam being perpetrated on the citizens of the United States as well as te people of the entire world. A giant scam to advance global socializm and destroy tradition maufacturing.
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on September 24, 2012
This was an amazing read fo me! Was on the fence about green policies and even thought about buying a hybrid, but after this book - no way!
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on January 10, 2014
Book purchased as a requested gift
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on December 31, 2012
This book should be required reading in and out of Washington. The green industry has far too many of the elected and electorate under their spell.
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