Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mark Udall Loves Solar, But Why?

If Mark Udall gets beat in November, he will be looking for a high paying job. Peter Blake describes his prospects in a round about way in the Rocky Mountain News today.

It is enough to make anyone who thinks about it sick.

We sent an email to Peter Blake to try to determine if the figures he was using for kilowatt hour prices for wind and solar production were the heavily subsidized prices or the true prices. He didn't know:

A spokesman for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory said power from photovoltaic panels cost on average 22 cents to 25 cents per kilowatt-hour, compared to 4 cents to 6 cents for wind power. But the law must be served, and it specifies that all Xcel customers, not just solar users, must pay extra so that Xcel doesn't lose any money.

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