In his final State of the Union address to Congress and the country, Obama continued to pound the drum for so-called clean energy.
“Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it,” he said. “You’ll be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military, most of America’s business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community, and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it.”
Never mind the facts, minds are made up and that’s what counts. Not evidence. No significant global warming in two decades. Yes, 2015 might have been the warmest on record according to measurements taken in urban heat sinks after some “adjustments” by hundredths of a degree and well within the margin of error.
But here is the line that had Nevadans laughing out loud.
“Seven years ago, we made the single biggest investment in clean energy in our history. Here are the results. In fields from Iowa to Texas, wind power is now cheaper than dirtier, conventional power.” Obama told us confidently. “On rooftops from Arizona to New York, solar is saving Americans tens of millions of dollars a year on their energy bills, and employs more Americans than coal – in jobs that pay better than average.”
That’s funny coming hours before Nevada’s PUC finalizes new rooftop solar tariffs that will destroy the future of rooftop and those jobs, as well as steal the value of current rooftop panels that Nevadans were suckered into buying.