Kinda funny. Chinese are dumping solar panels on the worldwide market, Hoku in Idaho now bankrupt after investing hundreds of millions in a boondoggle of a polysilicon plant, and all the while North Dakota is pumping more oil than Texas.
For years I heard that all we needed to make solar, wind, and other renewables work was high oil and nat gas prices. Well we got the higher prices and what did it yield? More oil and gas. So much gas now that we will soon become a major exporter of LNG to the world.
Funny how that works. Raise the price of a commodity and people go dig more. All you renewable fans.....corn is at $8.00 per bushel while something like 40% of the crop in a bad yield year will go to make methanol.
Gawd, I love renewable energy....it just makes so doggone much sense. Y'all enjoy your $6.00 bag of doritos next year.
There is no doubt that a century of Anaconda abuse has put a damper upon the image of industry and manufacturing in Montana. However, ask anyone in Missoula if there are enough jobs for all who wish to stay here. As a relative newcomer to this wonderful state I am surprised at the collective anti-industry attitude in western Montana.
Certainly we all know that the environment must be maintained and even improved upon, but with all Montana has going for it with regard to logistical access to the populated west coast it seems self defeating for this region of the state to display little to no interest in increasing opportunities for employment of its young people.
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