Even doing the math in terms of land use required is enough to show how unworkable the idea would be. And that's not even getting into the question of electricity costs, the No. 1 issue to electricity consumers.
Beacon Center CEO Justin Owen said that studies show film incentives "have a return on investment of anywhere from just seven cents per dollar to 28 cents per dollar, an investment that only the government would make."
Steve Sexton, assistant professor of public policy and economics at Duke University, explains in The Wall Street Journal how California regulators used bad numbers to force a very bad policy on consumers.