Romney’s Solar Flip-Flop
salon.com — In February 2007, in his very first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire, Mitt Romney toured a solar power plant. Unsurprisingly for a politician in such a location, he found some nice things to say about renewable energy. Romney promised he would soon “lay out a full energy program” featuring government incentives for developing alternative energy — including solar and wind power. Romney anticipated such “incentives will foster technological breakthroughs that can speed up” the development of alternative energy. Today, Mitt Romney isn’t quite such a fan of changing the world with solar power, if we are confident enough to believe his campaign website. Of course, back in 2007, Romney also believed that climate change was man-made and supported a global cap-and-trade system to limit greenhouse gas emissions. So it shouldn’t be all that much of a shock that Romney is giving the cold shoulder to solar power. If there’s one thing we know about Mitt, he never allows his past positions on an issue to weigh him down.