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All Of The Above, None From Below energy policy

Hilarity ensues.

At the Las Vegas Sun: turbine that cost the city [of Reno] $21,000 to install saved the city $4 on its energy bill. Overall, $416,000 worth of turbines have netted the city $2,800 in energy savings.

At the Reno Gazette-Journal, a reminder that this is your tax dollars at work:

Nearly two years after Reno started installing energy-producing windmills at city facilities from downtown to Stead, some have proven to be better at generating electricity than others despite claims made by manufacturers...
...The windmills were installed between April and October 2010 and cost about $1 million out of a $2.1 million federal energy grant given to the city that was part of the stimulus package approved by Congress in February 2009...
...The most successful of Reno’s six operational windmills is located at the city’s water sewer facility in Stead. It features two white blades and has generated 11 megawatt-hours over the last 365 days with an average wind speed of 2.3 miles per hour.
I'm not even going to go there.
And for all you Gaia afficionados:
Before it was constructed in October 2010, it was expected to generate 10.5 megawatt-hours, according to its Scotland-based manufacturer, Gaia-Wind.
Well, then.
But wait!—there's more! Since total reliance on intermittent renewables means that "energy prices will necessarily skyrocket," those entrepreneurial animal spirits in the administration have come up with a couple of new products. Click on the image (from the brilliant Maksim) to embiggen—believe me, it's worth it. 
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