Obama Department of Energy is Pissing Away ANOTHER $7 Million

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This time on solar power in a place where there’s no sun.

That’s right, Obama’s Department of Energy and your money.

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced Monday it will provide $7 million in technical support for solar power to Native Alaskan tribes, especially those in the far north.

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The parts of Alaska where the DOE intends to spend the cash have nearly 24 hours of darkness in the winter, which is precisely when Alaskans need the most electricity. Alaska has nearly 24 hours of sunlight during the summer, but that’s when demand for power is at its lowest point as there’s no need to crank up the heat. Alaska’s harsh winters make the state’s per capita energy consumption the third highest in the nation.

True, it’s not the $ Billion or so that they blew on Solyndra and 123 Batteries, but it’s even more stupid.

This illustrates perfectly the problem with “renewable” energy, especially solar power.  You can’t manage the grid with it because it produces power when it isn’t needed and can’t produce it when it is.  Plus the fact, solar power is about 3x the cost of fossil fuel power.

But hey, it’s only money, and only yours to boot.

 


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