Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Junkyard science

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz thinks there's nothing wrong with solar energy that more federal money won't cure.

"And in the next phase, we'll extract sunbeams from cucumbers!"


rinardman said...

“There are many situations today when solar is in fact competitive.”

Sure. With enough government subsidies, a bunch of hamsters running around in a cage hooked to a generator would be competitive.

JeffS said...

He's probably thinking about solar powered traffic signs and cattle fences, r-man.

RebeccaH said...

I wonder how much money HE has invested in solar power companies, with a guaranteed walkaway when they go under.

mojo said...

There is a definite limit to how many electrons can be knocked loose by a photon, and it isn't a big number.

Physics is your enemy, pal, not me.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1 said:

He seems to be cultivating that faux-Franklin look. Maybe I can get a fly-a-kite-in-a-storm-and-see-what-happens grant. A couple a hundred mill would do.

Paco said...

Anon: You really can't argue with hair like that. Good luck with your grant request (but get somebody else to hold the kite string).