That's got to hurt more than being called ROZANNE promoting a fundraiser, with Nancy Pelosi, in your own mansion!
Iowa Democrats have three choices for a candidate to challenge Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley in November's election. All three deserve credit for the daunting task of trying to unseat a longtime incumbent. Yet none is an especially impressive choice for the job of U.S. senator.
The problem is that windmills cannot provide a constant source of electricity. Wind turbines only achieve 10 percent to 20 percent of their maximum capacity because sometimes the wind doesn't blow.
If wind and solar power were practical, entrepreneurs would invest in it. There would be no need for government to take money from taxpayers and give it to people pushing green products.
...energy production from every solar panel and windmill in America is less than the production from one coal mine and much less than natural gas production from Oklahoma alone.
But what if we build more windmills?
"One nuclear power plant in Texas covers about 19 square miles, an area slightly smaller than Manhattan. To produce the same amount of power from wind turbines would require an area the size of Rhode Island. This is energy sprawl." To produce the same amount of energy with ethanol, another "green" fuel, it would take 24 Rhode Islands to grow enough corn.
According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, a group of environmentally minded students were to meet with University of Iowa officials, Friday, to seek a commitment to immediately stop burning coal at the campus power plant.
"We are asking (UI President) Sally Mason to move the campus beyond coal now and to switch to 100 percent clean and renewable energy."
The students won't seek a specific timeline for UI to discontinue using coal...