NREL is just another wasteful liberal boondoggle. But I think it's Al Gore's Magic Kingdom where he is going to turn stupid pipe dreams into reality and we are all going to live happily ever after and cigarettes will extend our life spans to incredible lengths.
Watchdog.org: The federal government’s dream of a renewable energy empire hinges on a scrubby outpost here, where scientists and executives doggedly explore new frontier.
If you live outside Colorado, you probably haven’t heard of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory – NREL for short. It’s the place where solar panels, windmills and corn are deemed the energy source of the future and companies who support such endeavors are courted.
It’s also the place where highly paid staff decide how to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars.
And the public pays those decision-makers well: NREL’s top executive, Dr. Dan Arvizu, makes close to a million dollars per year. His two top lieutenants rake in more than half a million each and nine others make more than $350,000 a year.
But what is really going on there?A big waste of money, that's what. Read the rest here.....