When you’re told that windmills and solar panels will reduce our dependence on foreign sources of oil — because, apparently, we get electricity from oil, or else drive wind- and solar-powered cars, not sure — you ought to smell a rat.

When a president accelerates his anti-energy campaign with the supposedly protective gauze of rhetoric about still fully supporting nuclear power — words, rather contrary to actions, like canceling the one place we had built to store spent material, after 15 years and $13 billion energy-tax dollars — you ought to demand he stop playing you for a fool.

Japan’s problems largely arose from on-site storage of spent fuel. Actual support for nuclear power here would involve immediately recognizing we shouldn’t be doing that here any longer, and promptly reversing the effort to kill Yucca Mountain. After all, 61 of our 104 nuclear facilities are full up. No more room at the inn.

But nope. Words are enough. There’s a   war on energy to conduct, after all.

So when someone claims a desire for energy security while waging war on 250 years of domestic coal supply, you ought to say hold, enough.

source: spectator