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Not much harvest from subsidy farms

Green gadget energy subsidies aren’t getting us much.  Says the EIA, “Year-to-date, coal-fired plants contributed 44.7 percent of the Nation’s electric power. Nuclear plants contributed 20.2 percent, while 23.3 percent was generated at natural gas-fired plants. Of the 1.0 percent generated by petroleum-fired plants, petroleum liquids represented 0.7 percent, with the remainder from petroleum coke. Conventional hydroelectric power provided 6.9 percent of the total, while other renewables (biomass, geothermal, solar, and wind) and other miscellaneous energy sources generated the remaining 3.9 percent of electric power.”  (Source: Energy Information Administration.  See link here.)  The term “other renewable” means “wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.”

So when you add up wind plus all the other curious stuff people do to make electricity, it still comes to less than four percent of the nation’s energy.  That’s a lot of seed for so little harvest.

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