National Post Columnist Lawrence Solomon Invents Story about Washington Hydro to Discredit Wind Power
In the past, National Post columnist and Energy Probe propagandist Larry Solomon has only rarely crossed the line from odious personal opinion (e.g. young people shouldn’t vote) into blatant falsehood (e.g. that the United Nations claimed in 2005 that most small islands would be submerged by 2010). This week he ventured back into that unfortunate region, and I am beginning to wonder whether the entire Energy Probe organization (which Solomon writes for) is just a front group for grumpy old men with an inexplicable hatred of anything that doesn’t pollute. Seriously.
The subject of this two-minutes’-hate is Solomon’s idiotic announcement yesterday than wind power took another big hit this week in Washington state, where the Bonneville Power Authority has had to temporarily scale back power production from, among other things, the wind power plants. Solomon says that’s because during unexpectedly high wind surges, they have to turn off the windmills so that water doesn’t spill over the hydroelectric dams elsewhere along the Columbia River and hurt the salmon. Um, what? Unsurprisingly Solomon has missed a basic fact:Tweet