I am in energy on the non-utility end (services and engineering related). A lot of things we pursue on behalf of our clients is because:Part of the problem is the power companies. Where I am at, Excel Energy sent a letter a while back bragging about a solar array in New Mexico they just finished. So how did that do under snow? And is there a sure gas supply for nighttime, when gas turbines have to make up the difference. My parents in New Mexico got past their outage by burning wood in their wood burning stove. All goes towards the idiot New Mexico governor pledging to use only renewables by some date.
- It's subsidized (Green Power).
- It's what popular / trending and makes a good press release.
- It's mandated by some government entity and it is easier to go with the flow, even it eventually leads to Hell, than to try to thwart it.