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From the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125193815050081615.html

Spain's hopes of becoming a world leader in solar power have collapsed since the Spanish government slammed the brakes on generous subsidies. The sudden change has rippled across the global solar industry, in a warning of the problems that government-supported renewable-energy programs can encounter.

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This shows quite well that a good idea and even good thing must have at least one foot on the ground. There are zillions of ways to piss away tax dollars and not nearly that many taxpayers to support them.