Holdren’s 1980 Solar Forecast – Off By A Factor Of 1000

In 1980, Obama science czar John Holdren predicted 25 quadrillion BTU’s of solar energy by 2010.

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TimesMachine: April 9, 1980 – NYTimes.com

So how did he do?  He missed his forecast by more than a factor of 1,000. Actual solar production was 0.018 quadrillion BTU’s.

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Renewable energy reached a major milestone in the first quarter of 2011, when it contributed 11.7 percent of total U.S. energy production (2.245 quadrillion BTUs of energy),

Renewable energy in the United States – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Holdren’s spectacular incompetence made him the perfect science czar for Barack Obama, because they both want the US to run short on energy.

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TimesMachine: ‘Too Much Energy, Too Soon’ – NYTimes.com

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2 Responses to Holdren’s 1980 Solar Forecast – Off By A Factor Of 1000

  1. jafree says:

    Wind nearly 27%, not bad. Cali would have much less drought issues if they did not turn down the plans to build more damns. Hydro is the only reliable renewable. You turn it on when you need it and turn it off when you don’t. Amazing how foolish we can be on such simple topics. At least the socialist in the great depression era knew better than the socialists today. Hell, even the communists of China know better the Amercian Socialists today. Who would of thunk it!!!!

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