Robert Bryce: the Insane Cost of Renewable Pipe Dreams – a Banquet of Consequences

STOP THESE THINGS

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Robert Bryce gets it. In the video above and the article below, Robert details the insane cost of attempting to power economies with sunshine and breezes; and does what policy makers have failed or refused to do: he connects the bitter consequences, born by the many, with the follies of the feckless few.

Issues 2016: What Happens to an Economy When Forced to Use Renewable Energy?
Manhattan Institute
Robert Bryce
4 May 2016

ABSTRACT

Some of America’s most prominent politicians want national mandates for renewable electricity. Had these politicians considered the surge in electricity costs that have occurred in Europe in recent years, they might have been less eager to push such mandates.

KEY FINDINGS

Between 2005, when the EU adopted its Emissions Trading Scheme, and 2014, residential electricity rates in the EU increased by 63 percent, on average; over the same period, residential rates in the U.S. rose by…

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