No matter one's position on wind power, it's difficult not to get blown away by the audacity of 1st District congressional candidate Andy Harris' latest TV ad promoting his national energy plan. His newfound affection for conservation and alternative energy sources, including "wind, solar and biofuel," is in stark contrast to his voting record in Annapolis.
The Republican state senator voted against several alternative energy bills during the last session, including Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to require utilities to buy a greater percentage of power from renewable sources. He opposed creating a state fund to invest in conservation and alternative energy projects (one that, incidentally, is not costing taxpayers any additional money) and was against a bill to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (which would have the effect of promoting less-polluting alternatives).