When it came time to go green, the city didn’t have to beg some corporateowned electric monopoly to do it for them.In fact, most of northern Ohio is now dominated by First Energy, one of the most reactionary, anti-green private utilities in the entire US.Should that federal insurance be removed, the reactors would shut soon thereafter since for the last 57 years, no private insurers have stepped forward to write a policy on these reactors.As for the wind turbines in Bowling Green, there are no such problems.Small wonder the nuclear industry has been shielded since 1957 by the Price-Anderson Act, which limits corporate liability in any reactor disaster to less than billion, a drop in the bucket compared to what has already happened at Chernobyl and Fukushima, and could happen here.Should either of those reactors blow, FE and other investors will simply not have to pay for the loss of your home, family or personal health.Four very large wind turbines in this small Ohio town are producing clean, cheap electricity that can help save our planet.A prime reason they exist is that Bowling Green has a municipalowned utility.
And in solar’s case, Solyndra has been dwarfed by billions in profits from other green investments.
But it’s under extreme attack from the billionaire Koch Brothers, utilities like First Energy (FE), and a fossil/nuke industry that threatens our existence on this planet.
Robber Baron resistance to renewable energy has never been more fierce.
With zero federal insurance restrictions, they initially came in ahead of schedule and under budget.
They have boosted the local economy, created jobs and produced power is that is far cheaper, safer, cleaner and more reliable than anything coming out of the many nearby troubleplagued burners of fossil and nuclear fuels.
Throughout the world similar “miracles” are in progress.