Letter to the editor

Letter: Bereft of NREL's cost benefit

Posted 7/26/17

How is it that after almost 40 years of hoopla re NREL no one has ever reported a cost benefit analysis on the so-called 'National Renewal Energy Lab'?

What actually are the annual and total …

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Letter to the editor

Letter: Bereft of NREL's cost benefit

Posted

How is it that after almost 40 years of hoopla re NREL no one has ever reported a cost benefit analysis on the so-called 'National Renewal Energy Lab'?

What actually are the annual and total costs of its operation, and what are the revenues that it has produced?

Why do these numbers remain ever secret?

Should not an annual budget of more than a third of a billion be accountable, and produce a handsome financial return to the taxpayers?

Is there any research done there, that could not be done by private industry, should the need for its products arise?

Wouldn't those companies which market energy, be the best judges of what is needed and at the lowest cost, without eternal government subsidies?

Russ Hass,

Golden

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Smelly MArvin

Be careful what you ask for, you might get it.... and you wont like it.

NREL and the Department of Energy are Jimmy Carter brain children designed to break our dependence on foreign oil. HA! Fracking did that!

DOE is a complete waste of money. Know what their CEO makes a year? $500,000.00. Don't you think that's a little excessive for an organization that has produced nothing since Carter? Solar is not cheap nor efficient. Without government subsidies, there would be no solar. Geothermal? Not efficient, too expensive.. Wind? NO - just kills birds.

The money would have been much better spent making Nuclear safer. (though its already "safe")

This is a swamp that needs draining. Eliminate DOE, give the LAB to Science and Tech and make them show so return on investment or close it down

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