Case for renewables ignores reality
The April 30 op-ed column by Trish Demeter of the Ohio Environmental Council, “ Cutting emissions would improve health, power grid,” confirms that some want the public to ignore physical science and fundamental economics.
They conflate carbon dioxide with pollution, wholesale electric prices with retail electric bills and earned prosperity with greed. Such groups rely on a broad spectrum of junk science, 1+1=3 economics, scare tactics and snake-oil remedies, focusing their witch hunt du jour on the industries that fuel our civilization.
Sadly, wind and solar technologies cannot fuel our civilization as needed because they only intermittently show up for work. They require an extensive list of preferential treatments before they will work at all.