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The Coming Environmental Battles

howardhill Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:35 PM
canetoad why does the electricity produced by solar plants cost so much more? They have very few employees , construction costs are minimal , they require no mining or drilling and consume no fossil fuels so why is the electricity produced by them so expensive?

The United States is now Balkanized into five distinct voting blocs, says Joel Kotkin. Other political analysts see the nation bifurcating along “makers” and “takers” lines, while still others say 50.6% of the popular vote is hardly a mandate. In any event, when American voters reelected President Obama, they also returned his EPA, Interior, Energy and Justice Departments, and their wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation.

This won’t mean just Obamacare, higher taxes on businesses and families, rampant spending, and tens of thousands of pages of new regulations. It will also bring more disputes over energy and environmental...