Hayward's First Law of Environmental Energy Politics: there is no source of energy, no matter how clean, that environmentalists won't oppose if it becomes cheap and abundant. -- Steven Hayward, PowerLine: Algae Energy: Get Ready for the Turnabout
There were a couple of other really excellent pullquotes, like this one:
...unlike ethanol, wind, and many other energy boondoggles, there is a lot of private capital going into algae energy research, and while some research efforts clamor for government grants, etc, most of this is being done without government subsidy for the simplest of reasons: if someone can make algae fuels competitive with oil, they’ll make the next great energy fortune.(My emphasis.)
It's a short piece. RTWT.