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Wind and Solar Power: Unreliable and Expensive (Guest: Norman Rogers)

January 14, 2021

PR firms are running fake grassroots lobbying efforts to get states to adopt more wind and solar power.

PR firms are collaborating with liberal foundations and green energy profiteers to push ever greater amounts of wind and solar power use in the states. They are using "astroturf" organizations, front group's pretending to be conservative organizations to lobby county boards and state legislators to approve more wind and solar power. As more wind and solar power are added to the electric power grid, it is becoming more expensive, because wind and solar are much more expensive and less reliable than conventional power. These efforts will do nothing to prevent climate change, but they do line the pockets of politically connected green and solar power executives and the PR firms hired to promote them.

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
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Norman Rogers is a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, speaking and sometimes writing on the topic of global warming. He divides his time between residences in Chicago and Florida.
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