“The bottom line is this. Energy – how we make, how we store it, and how we use it – will be the next frontier for business, for governments and for innovators.”
Uh, last I checked energy is currently a rather large frontier here in North Carolina. As home to several national and statewide companies the business of making, storing and using it is nothing new.
Citing the research dollars being “poured” into alternative energy technology in Japan, Perdue argues that green is not simply trendy but “economically essential in the long term”. Yes, by definition, fossil fuels are non-renewable sources of energy that will run out at an unknown date. Thus, renewable energy is essential for the long term. But please don’t get me started on the “trendy” remark.
Yet, as long as the “green” energy (wind, solar, waste) our legislators are pushing continues to cost double and triple our traditional energy sources, it will simply remain uneconomical. Mandating the use of intermittent sources including solar and wind, simply because they seem most “green” will only end up doing more harm than good.