Karl Rove, of all people, voiced support for federal tax credits in support of wind energy last week. "We've got a growing economy that's increasing energy consumption and wind energy should be part of the solution," he argued.
Any chance this might represent a larger shift in conservative opposition to alternative energy? Perhaps not -- Dave Roberts notes today that the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity is organizing protests in New Jersey against wind energy. AFP posted this message online:
Would you believe that this Friday is "Global Wind Day"?You heard that right! Friday is "Global Wind Day" and environmental extremists throughout New Jersey will be celebrating by flying kites at beaches along the Jersey Shore and calling for more and more of our tax dollars to be used to subsidize their crazy offshore wind pipe dreams!Now, it's up to you and me to combat their global wind nonsense! AFP will be going toe to toe with the environmental extremists to combat their radical agenda and tell the truth about the costs of offshore wind!
This does not appear to be a parody.
Americans for Prosperity is comfortable with tax subsidies for oil companies, but is nevertheless organizing protests against "environmental extremists" who support public investment in a growing clean-energy industry.
Whether AFP includes Karl Rove among the "environmental extremists" who support "global wind nonsense" is unclear.