Yes, as we have been saying for some time now-

The dirty green line. Erecting new transmission lines for solar and wind power is a boon to coal-burning utilities and a drain on our wallets. What’s an environmentalist to do? By Katharine Mieszkowski. Salon.com.

It’s good to see more and more folks figuring this out. I still haven’t seen much chatter how centralized “clean energy” is a threat to security and to democracy.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to The dirty green line

  1. avatar jburnham says:

    Thanks for the link Ralph. That’s one of the better articles I’ve seen on the subject.

    We have a great opportunity to develop cheaper, more sustainable solutions to our energy problems. If we allow corporations and politicians to define “green” or “clean energy” the terms will be meaningless.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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