Waste Management and Pollution Control

Letters: 'Wasting' money on clean energy

Re "New-energy program is questioned," Oct. 14 One might conclude from the article that nothing of any worth is being accomplished from the billions spent on new-energy projects and that there's little reason to spend this money other than political patronage. Climate change is a clear and present danger. When America entered World War II, billions were also "wasted" on failed technologies, but our leaders understood that failure was an inevitable byproduct of finding the innovations that would defeat our enemies. No one wants to see taxpayers' money wasted, but two articles on the facing page illustrate the necessity of this program: Rentech, a green...