EU countries to build offshore renewable energy grid, US snoozes

The grid, which would become fully operational in 2020, would allow the EU countries to share renewable electricity throughout the continent and the British Isles.

Meanwhile, here in the supposedly United States, we’ve been squabbling for years about whether or not to have offshore wind power at all. We still don’t have one single, solitary offshore wind turbine. That’s right, not one. God forbid a Kennedy should have to look out a window and see a turbine fifteen miles out in the ocean. Oh the horror. And if it’s not environmentalist NIMBYs (a contradiction in terms if there ever was one) then it’s lunatic right wingers who would prefer we choke on coal fumes or squabbling states afraid someone other state might get one up on them so better kill the whole thing instead or bury it in endless bureaucratic hogtwaddle.

Europe has large amounts of renewable energy with more coming every day. Countries there are joining together to build more. But here in the good ole US of A we are so polarized we seemingly can’t even accomplish simple tasks. I mean, WTF is wrong with this country? Seriously.


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