Energy Created by Saving Energy

by Paul Chesser, Heartland Institute Correspondent on May 1, 2008

Paul Chesser, Climate Strategies Watch

This morning Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, speaking at a meeting held by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, repeated the oft-heard mantra (Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter claims his government will create a New Energy Economyhis capitalization!) that going green (and halting new coal-fired power plants) will create jobs and grow the economy:

“If Massachusetts gets clean energy right, the world would be our customer,” Patrick said at a packed breakfast sponsored by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce….

“Massachusetts has what it takes to lead a clean energy economy,” he said, “because in the age of clean energy, power will come not from fossil fuels but from technology, innovation and skill.

“Those are resources we have in abundance – and they are infinitely renewable,” he said….

Energy efficiency, he said, is “the cleanest energy of all, and the ultimate defense against rising energy prices.”

An impressive discovery, and I hope Gov. Patrick lets everyone else in on the Massachusetts secret. You no longer need raw material to burn, blow or flow to generate power — you simply need brain power (waves?) and reduced usage to keep yourself warm in the winter and to transport yourself long distances. Amazing!


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