Battle lines drawn over clean energy

By John Siciliano, Washington Examiner.

The 2016 election season is drawing a fine line on what should and shouldn't be considered clean energy.

On one side of the argument, the group ClearPath, headed by conservative activist Jay Faison, doesn't want solar and wind to dominate the policy landscape, especially when there are so many other paths to low-emission energy, including natural gas.

But the Obama administration has placed a premium on renewable energy from solar panels and wind turbines to transition the nation off of fossil fuels as part of the president's climate change agenda.

Faison says the White House vision is a "pipe dream." Any plan that relies solely on wind and solar will only raise energy costs and make the electric grid less reliable.