Markey Compares Green Apples to Conventional Oranges

by Iain Murray

At the Solyndra hearing today, as evidence that conventional energy is scared stiff of competition from wind and solar, Rep. Ed Markey said that coal mining employs just 85,000 people, while wind power employs 85,000, and solar 100,000.

This is an inapt and indeed inept comparison, as I explain here. How appropriate that such a misdirection should be employed at the Solyndra hearing.