The Coming Solar Panel Bailout

Why a solar panel bailout? Because a solar panel bubble will cause a solar panel bust. Directly funding private corporations isn’t always possible in the United States. It looks like you are taxing the poor to build up the rich. That is because, when you give corporate welfare, you are taxing the poor to build up the rich. So what do you do? You come up with a relatively cheap way to “stimulate” the industry and then, when the inevitable collapse takes place, you portray the situation Read more […]

Barack Obama Doubling Down on the Solyndra Model

Liberals think the next Solyndra will work if only the President enacts enough regulations. The only lesson Liberals in power are capable of “learning,” it seems, is that they didn’t use enough power the last time they failed. If they had only found a way to provide more money, regulate more strictly, tax more heavily, or exercise more power in some other way, then all their plans would succeed. Failures never teach them that their plans were wrong but only that they need to try again with Read more […]

Crispy or Original Recipe? Solar Power Test Fries Birds in Flight

Every time I think about “green energy,” a little voice in my head that sounds like Katharine McPhee starts singing “Over the Rainbow.” (Sorry, Judy Garland fans, but this is the 21st century, and Kat’s got it all over the erstwhile Dorothy Gale.) It’s not that I’m seeing Munchkins, but the wistful, dreamy, pie-in-the-sky yearning expressed in the song seems to me to capture the whole alternative energy movement. Whether it’s corn-powered cars, high-tech windmills or solar panels, the stuff Read more […]