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Fri Dec 9, 2016, 09:41 PM

Wisconsin Experts Confident About Renewable Energy's Future, Even Under Trump

[font face=Serif][font size=5]Wisconsin Experts Confident About Renewable Energy's Future, Even Under Trump[/font]

[font size=4]Stable Energy Sources Help Private-Sector Bottom Lines, Panelists Say[/font]

Friday, December 9, 2016, 9:10am
By Chuck Quirmbach

[font size=3]President-elect Donald Trump, an occasional climate change denier and outspoken critic of environmental regulations, has given environmentalists little reason for optimism, but some energy experts in Wisconsin agree renewable energy will continue to grow, even under a Trump presidency.

Three panelists who spoke at a Wisconsin Technology Council forum Thursday in Wauwatosa said they don't know exactly what to expect out of the Trump administration. But Michael Vickerman of the group RENEW said some very large corporations are already moving away from coal-fired electricity.

"They are contracting with entities to build wind projects, large solar arrays and, in some cases, (natural) gas plants, basically to provide them with a stable energy source," Vickerman said.

New Berlin GOP state Rep. Mike Kuglitsch, who chairs the state Assembly's Energy and Utilities Committee, said Republicans don't dislike renewable energy but, "What we want to say is, if renewables stand on their own, and are not mandated, then God bless it."


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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 08:42 AM

1. Really? Under Trump the renewable industry will continue to do what it has done best for 50 years?

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I have no doubt about it. It will continue to soak up resources and do nothing, nothing whatsoever to address climate change.

Actually it's made for a Trump presidency, as Trump is the absolute reification of the willingness of people to lie to themselves.

Of course, the people who foisted this so called "renewable energy" scam on this planet will enjoy having yet another person to blame for the fact that so called "renewable energy" hasn't worked, isn't working and won't work, so I'm sure that renewable people will get something out of this, even if the real reason that so called "renewable energy" hasn't worked, isn't working and won't work is physics, specifically the ratio of energy to mass.

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