The greenest power tech in existance today is nuclear.
But you're not in lock step with the "right thinking" of these environmentally conscious liberals if you even whisper nuclear. It's not in line with their ideas so it is wrong to many of them.
Here's a recent example. A town in Washington state has it's lumber industry destroyed by environmentalists. The town is a shell of its former self, with the largest employer being the grocery store (the lumber yard employed 1200 workers). It's tough to get a job and many younger people just move away if they can. Some people can't afford to do that. Basically it's a town that paid a large amount of Federal, state, and local taxes now reduced into a burden to adequately maintain. Victory for the tree huggers, hurray.
Now this same town wants to demolish what is left of the lumber yard, a sizable piece of cleared property, and put up a windmill farm. Great!!! Some new (good) jobs at last. 100% in line with the presidents energy policy. A win for the town, a win for cleaner air, even a bonus win for the administration so far away.
Not so fast, the do gooders that put the kibosh on the lumber mill, well they are concerned birds and bats will be killed by the spinning turbine blades and are suing the town to stop plans for the wind farm. Sad fact is the group pushing the lawsuit are over two hours away, where jobs are a bit more plentiful. It's easy to make choices that do affect you own standard of living I guess.
I bring this up because many liberals either don't know what they really want, don't care about the impact to others, or are just unphased in the pursuit of their agenda. Why do the folks that demand the bulk of taxes go to social programs are same that people that aggressively destroy the source of those funds? I just can't wrap my brain around that.
I'm all for cleaner technologies, not because I believe in global warming (I don't), but because I know pollution is not healthy for plants and animals (which include us). Also because I'd like to see energy cost go down, not up. That last one is probably a pipe dream, because someone will always find a way to keep prices up to make money.