Michael Barone has an interesting article at the Washington Examiner comparing Williston, North Dakota, the heart of the Bakken oil boom to Fremont, California home of notorious green energy “stimulus” flop Solyndra.
“This tale of two cities has a moral, which is that no political or governmental leader can forecast the future,” writes Barone. “Barack Obama and his Nobel Prize-winning energy secretary thought solar panels were a huge growth industry. They bet billions of tax dollars and lost.”
Barone’s “tale of two cities” comparison is apt, but another apt comparison can be made between America’s energy markets and Germany’s. Call it a “tale of two countries.”
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