The pawn always dies in route to victory or in defeat...
I think we can all agree that renewable and clean energy is a forgone conclusion – it’s just a matter of time; 5-years, 10-years… maybe even 50-years but, we all know it’s inevitable. This is in no way to say that oil and other fossil fuels will not be in use, instead and at the very least though, America’s importing of oil will be greatly diminished.
More and more technology and all reports indicate enormous advancement opportunities in energy outputs; electricity for heating and cooling, automobile powering, lighting, manufacturing capabilities, etc. The problem unfortunately for the U.S. and its citizens, has been China.
China beat the us to the punch. They took what U.S. leaders knew, but hesitated in developing a market for, and ran with it all the way to the bank. And now that China has shown the way to these advanced possibilities, the United States has decided to cut them out of the market, or at the very least limit their superiority – hence the current international litigation regarding China’s solar products. It should be noted, that contrary to what the Republican Congress would like for us to believe, if the U.S. thought there really wasn’t any validity to a true substantial solar market, they would not have taken any action at all against China. For why would anyone care if someone was manufacturing a product that hadn’t any true market value.
No folks, Solar is coming to the U.S. The only problem is that it will cost Americans much more than it needs to. In part however, it makes perfect sense not to send any more U.S. dollars over to China for a product that we know leaders will be pressing residents to take full advantage of in the near future but, it also means that Americans will have to pay much more for something that we could have had at a more reasonable and affordable price.
To date, and over the past 5 years or longer, the largest of America’s investors; hedge funds, billionaire private investors, and the U.S. Government have dropped hundreds of billions of dollars into the renewable/clean energy space including solar. However, by its publicly open and firm stance against China’s solar-panel exporting business which by the way has been going on for several years supplying the rest of the world including the U.S. with solar panels for many of the world’s largest solar projects at enormously cheap prices, this signals it is time for investors to recoup their investments. Unfortunately, it will be at the expense to us, US residents to pay everyone back.
We have all been put in the predicament of; we could slowly send all of our money to China for supplying us with our needs or, we can keep our money at home in the U.S. and instead, we just have to pay more for our needs, because investors must be paid back. Either way we’re screwed, because those who truly control our country have already made the decision for us. It would simply be nice though, if they would find a way for our wages to increase proportionately as well…
WE THE PEOPLE are but pawns in this chess game where only those at the top truly continue to benefit, here in the U.S., China, and elsewhere too!
What Do You Think?