Planet Gore

Solare!

From my coleague Myron Ebell — too good not to share:

According to an article in today’s Greenwire, Concentrating Solar Power has a bright future if:

  • federal renewable tax credits are extended; and
  • a federal 25% by 2025 renewable portfolio standard for electric utilities is adopted; and
  • a carve-out specifically for solar is included in the 25% RPS; and
  • European-style “feed-in” tariffs are adopted; and
  • more transmission lines to remote areas with high solar resources are built: and
  • a multibillion-dollar federal fund is created; and
  • a national cap on greenhouse gas emissions is enacted.

If this level of government support were given to horse-drawn carriages and wagons, the era of the automobile would soon be a brief interlude in the age of the horse.

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