Boondoggles: A solar-power project set to open next month in Nevada has fried 130 birds during tests and will soon join another solar farm in California in avian incineration.
If as many birds being burned by solar power farms built in the U.S. were to wash up on our beaches soaked in crude oil from a leaking offshore well, the outrage would be deafening.
But as with the wind turbines that now cover acre upon acre of former "pristine" countryside, what amount to avian Cuisinarts slicing and dicing everything that flies, including endangered species, only the crickets are chirping.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a big fan of green energy.
So is her brother-in-law Ronald Pelosi. He was a senior executive with a company called Pacific Corporate Group (PCG). Among PCG's investments is SolarReserve, based in Santa Monica, Calif., which received a $737 million loan guarantee to build a 110-megawatt solar-thermal plant near Tonopah in Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid's Nevada.
The aid was granted on the last day of the stimulus loan program...