Rick Santorum: The Sun Isn’t a Reliable Source of Renewable Energy


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Rick Santorum, another Republican who never seems to run out of bad ideas, said on CNN this morning that solar and wind energy aren’t reliable.

By Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist

As if the Sun is going to run out of… itself.

“We have a fracking revolution,” Santorum replied. “And it’s driving down the cost of our electricity.”

“Solar and wind are cheaper than coal,” [former Michigan Gov. Jennifer] Granholm pointed out. “Right now, China is cancelling 107 of its coal plants because why? Solar and wind are cheaper than coal. Same in India.”

“It’s not reliable, it’s not consistent,” Santorum opined.

“Oh my god!” Granholm gasped.

If Santorum was talking about Donald Trump, he’d be right. But he wasn’t and he isn’t. His argument is no more sensible that those who say we can’t rely on the Sun because it disappears at night.

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