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Hillary’s Solar Future Has A Bad Past

September 15, 2015

By Robert Bradley Jr.

The centerpiece of Hillary Clinton’s energy plan for Election 2016 is to boost the nation’s installed solar capacity seven-fold between the time she takes office and the end of 2020 (four years). Going from 20 gigawatts to 140 gigawatts would involve half a billion solar panels on twenty-five million roofs.

Why is a politician proposing a Federal Energy Plan, anyway? Why not let consumers decide in a competitive market? The answer is that shifting from conventional electricity to solar is far too expensive without a raft of special subsidies — and more to come per Hillary.

Her initiative is in the service of climate alarmism (despite the temperature “pause” that is nearing 19 years) and keeping natural gas, coal, and oil in the ground. “ We can make a transition over time from a fossil fuel economy, predominantly, to a clean renewable energy economy, predominantly,” she said upon unveiling her proposal.

Read the full article at Forbes.com: Hillary's Solar Future Has A Bad Past