Column: Washington’s ‘green’ power push impedes energy-efficient future


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The West’s relentless campaign for “green” energy is finally running into economic and political reality.

Despite massive subsidies to purchasers, the world’s biggest producer of solar cells, China’s Suntech, went bankrupt last year. There’s simply too little worldwide demand for this inefficient source of electricity.

Because the sun is below the horizon half the time, is low in the sky in the winter, and clouds block up to 90 percent of its incoming energy, relying on it for dependable energy seems like a poor idea at the outset.

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