Editorial

Trump ignorantly slams wind energy

Friday, June 30, 2017

President Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids last week where he praised fossil fuels and ridiculed an important developing industry in Iowa — wind power.

"I don't want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories," Trump said.

Does this guy ever know what he is talking about?

Wind power is not some experimental idea that will end up being impractical. It already generates over a third of Iowa’s electricity.

Earlier that day, Trump visited with Kirkwood Community College instructors and students as part of the White House's "Technology Week." The college offers a degree in Energy Production and Distribution Technologies, which is focused on wind turbine repair and maintenance.

Perhaps Trump believes that students studying technology should learn to operate and repair steam locomotives which could replace horse drawn wagons as a means of transportation.