Senator Dianne Feinstein boasts of her commitment for a cap-and-trade system in the U.S. on her Senate webpage because, in her words, “An international consensus has been forged: Global warming is real. It is already happening. And greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity, such as the burning of fossil fuels, tropical deforestation, and agriculture – are the leading cause of that warming.”  So, one would assume that her support of cap-and-trade and concern over global warming would make her a strong proponent of renewable energy, but one would assume wrong.

In an “actions speak louder than words” moment, she is now attempting to block efforts to install solar panels on undeveloped land in the Mojave Desert.  Gov. Schwarzenegger pointed out the obvious when he said, “If we cannot put solar power plants in the Mojave Desert, I don’t know where the hell we can put it?”  My guess Governor, is that Senator Feinstein would be happy for the solar panels to go anywhere but her backyard.