Clean energy jobs increase over time while toxic energy jobs decrease. Clean energy costs decrease over time while toxic energy costs increase. Forget global warming, clean energy is “scads cheaper” than toxic energy.
The Valentine Constitution replaces toxic fossil and nuclear fuels with a clean energy grid to reduce energy costs and provide long term jobs, innovations and exports and exportable services. Clean energy now costs the same as polluting forms of energy, far less if one includes the environmental and health costs picked up by taxpayers and Citizens, not to mention expensive big disasters like the Big Sandy coal slurry spill, the BP Gulf oil spill, and the Fukushima reactor which has been contaminating the Pacific Ocean for 10 years with no hope of containment in sight!
So why knock down a mountain with category 5 winds that could give us clean energy and jobs forever? To get a measly 6 months’ worth of toxic jobs and 6 six months’ worth of toxic fuel for a coal fired power plant? Because every taxpayer and our government subsidizes toxic energy making it more profitable, for them, though far more expensive for us. But they’ve paid for campaigns. And our politicians pay back to big oil, coal, nuclear and now gas fracturing which uses millions of gallons of our fresh water for drilling, contaminates it with chemicals in the drilling process, then also pollutes our aquifers when they explode the shale to get the gas or oil, when we can get clean energy for the same price minus the health care costs and destruction of food chains we need to survive.