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by thegreek
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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Hey greek, we don't run cars and tractors on drip-gas any more, do we?

Posted 73 days ago.

thegreek

I just love the way you dont even keep current on the news and then argue stupid points about topics and then tell me to do some research and educate myself and then you go on to deny that I even showed you any facts. Then you and Munster claim republicans deny and deflect !!!! JEESH....Get a stamp and stamp STUPID on both your foreheads and that should prevent you from even being able to VOTE next NOV.

Posted 73 days ago.

thegreek

In some respects, the 13 percent figure shouldn't be surprising. The EPA predicted coal would supply 30 percent of the nation's power in 2030, down from above 40 percent today, when it rolled out its proposed carbon emissions rule for existing power plants in June. The EPA carbon proposal aims to slash electricity emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Posted 73 days ago.

thegreek

By Zack Colman Published September 16, 2014 Washington Examiner

More coal-fired power plants will close because of environmental regulations and competition from other energy sources than previously thought, according to federal watchdogs. A Government Accountability Office report said 13 percent of coal-fired generation will come offline in 2025, compared with a 2012 estimate that ranged between 2 and 12 percent. The report said that raises concerns about having enough electricity supply to meet demand in certain situations, potentially increasing instances of blackouts."Recent and pending actions on the four existing regulations, as well as [Environmental Protection Agency's] recently proposed regulations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing generating units, may require additional agency effort to monitor industry’s progress in responding to the regulations and any potential impacts on reliability," the report said. In some respects, the 13 percent figure sho

Posted 73 days ago.

thegreek

"""No one is saying we have to get it done by this decade and no one is wanting to ruin the economy."""

UH BALONEY... Have you looked at the EPA proposals to close down MORE power plants than they first proposed????? Where have you been??? You argue stuff you do not even know about..... AND ohnot2wise1. YOUR DEMOCRATS ARE IN FOR ^ YEARS of this mess. You cant blame everything on BUsh, and your parents for a poor childhood. You BIG woos... Grow up some and quit WHINING AND BLAMING... Take responsibility for yourselves and your actions. I dont remember any great people that BLAMED everyone else for their failures !!!

Posted 73 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Just in case you haven't noticed greek the economy is already in shambles thanks to your obstructing republicans ! Google it , you might learn something !

Posted 74 days ago.

Kendall78

No Greek, those are the U.S. Energy Information Administration figures.

"We don't have to do it this decade and ruin the economy"

No one is saying we have to get it done by this decade and no one is wanting to ruin the economy.

But hey...sure...if you want to go about this from an Obama stance and lead from behind, I guess we can do that. We'll just wait til we have to fix a problem. I'm certain China or Russia will sell us a solution in the future.

Posted 74 days ago.

thegreek

Those are your figures. Besides, if we cannot come up with a replacement fuel for coal in the next century or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 then somethings wrong. We don't have to do it this decade and ruin the economy !!

Posted 74 days ago.

Kendall78

And in case you missed it, your estimates about having 500 years of coal to use was about 320 years off.

Posted 74 days ago.

Kendall78

"We are not the only country with coal reserves.."

No duh but we only have 27%, everyone else has lower amounts and they rely on coal for themselves. They will run out before us (possibly) and then want to buy more than they already do from us.

Posted 74 days ago.

thegreek

OH YOU MEAN reserves like Russia, China, India Australia have? We are not the only country with coal reserves..

Make rediculous statements like that and then tell me to do some research...

Posted 74 days ago.

Kendall78

So unless new reserves are found or there is an offset of coal use due to other energy sources, our coal reserves have less than 2 centuries left.

And let's be realistic here for a moment, do you think the coal price is going to hold steady during those years? If you were the coal industry and knew that your easy to mine coal is running down...wouldn't you raise prices?

Try doing some research in the future Greek, it will help you to avoid sticking that foot of yours in your mouth.

Posted 74 days ago.

Kendall78

"What kind of statement is that?"

A truthful one.

"You DO realize that there is absolutely NO SUPPLY SHORTAGE here in the US of coal supply."

In the here and now, yes I realize we are not in need. But I'm not talking about the here and now but the future.

"The US has enough coal to supply ourselves electricity for like 500 years."

Except that we sell coal and do not use it for our exclusive use. According to the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration), "U.S. estimated recoverable coal reserves would be exhausted in about 180 years if no new reserves are added."

Posted 74 days ago.

Kendall78

"Won't have to worried about you offending me if that's the case."

Sure sure Tired..keep telling yourself that ;)

Posted 74 days ago.

thegreek

GOD I just LOVE debating things with people that are CLUELESS and STUPID BY CHOICE !!!!

Posted 74 days ago.

thegreek

HOW else can you convince the population to turn away from its most valuable resource than a political environment campaign against COAL... HENCE THE WAR ON COAL....And it is probably FUNDED BY OPEC and our treehuggers are buying right into IT.....

Posted 74 days ago.

thegreek

""""The costs of fossil fuels would still go up due to the supply dwindling and demand rising. """"

What kind of statement is that?????? You DO realize that there is absolutely NO SUPPLY SHORTAGE here in the US of coal supply. The US has enough coal to supply ourselves electricity for like 500 years.

Posted 74 days ago.

Kendall78

Poor Tired..name calling when the facts offend him. Poor baby.

Posted 74 days ago.

Kendall78

And please show Greek that there is a direct connection between our President ans the rise or fall in energy prices.

Reemember...correlation does not mean causation.

Posted 75 days ago.

Kendall78

"Shhh Tired, I was talking to Greek. ABOUT ME, obsess much?"

Lol...I took the majority of that phrase right from your own sayings you short minded twit..haha.

Posted 75 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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