Lomborg's op-ed in The Daily: Some serious green
Some serious green Investment in wind and solar power will cost more than they’re worth By Bjorn Lomborg Saturday, April 16, 2011
President Obama has thrown his weight behind alternative energy sources, including wind and solar power. At a wind-turbine factory last week, he declared, “This is the future of American energy.” Like other politicians around the globe, Obama justifies the push for alternative energy investment by promising green jobs and greater energy security. But while green jobs and reduced reliance on foreign oil are important goals, they will be poorly served by using public funds to subsidize the wind and solar energy industries.