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NY Times Meets Comedy Central

Did the Daily Show or The Onion lay off some headline writers, or was someone at the New York Times making a not-so-subtle pitch for a comedy writing job with this one:

Future of Solar and Wind Power May Hinge on Federal Aid

You know what they say about satire: it works because it cuts to the truth more effectively than analysis. The only way this headline could be improved is if it said that the “Past and Present” of wind and solar depended on federal aid, too.

Money quote:

“Unlike oil and gas, where those companies could still make money doing their operating if they didn’t have some of the credits they currently have, I’m not sure that would be true for the wind industry,” said Amy Jaffe, director of the Energy Forum at Baker Institute at Rice University.

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