To meet Jerry Brown’s demand that a third of electrical power must be generated with renewable sources, California energy companies should:
- Purchase large fans, such as are used to create wind effects in Hollywood movies.
- Power the wind machines with coal-fired power plants.
- Use the fans to drive wind turbines
Granted, some energy is lost in the transfer, but this plan has the advantage that, if enough fans are bought and enough coal is burned, the demand for clean, renewable energy can at least be met.