Saturday, December 12, 2015

And After the Solar Panels Comes Ragnarok!

I will take a moment on Sunday (of course!) to go over the COP21 climate deal, but I saw this story being Tweeted and RT'd today and couldn't quite get over it. A town rejected allowing a solar farm to be built with some fascinating reasoning:

Bobby Mann said he watched communities dry up when I-95 came along and warned that would happen to Woodland because of the solar farms.

“You’re killing your town,” he said. “All the young people are going to move out.”

He said the solar farms would suck up all the energy from the sun and businesses would not come to Woodland.
It reminds me of when Rep. Joe Barton cited a study to propose the conclusion that wind turbines could slow the wind down. And possibly use it all up?

Did that citizen think the solar farm would act like, I don't know, a solar dimmer switch?

I just can't even.

1 comment:

mikey said...

I saw this. And I had the urge to jump on the mockery bandwagon. But I didn't - I've never heard anyone voice that sort of concern before. And sure enough, just as Vixen quotes here, the concern was voiced by ONE dope at a town council meeting. The real popular concern was a perfectly reasonable debate over re-zoning agricultural land as manufacturing, and whether that was good for their future and the value of their homes.

Sometimes it's worth realizing that when they say us 'liberal elites' love to mock the stupid hillbillies, they're actually right. I, for one, would rather not just blindly do that sort of thing.