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11 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
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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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thegreek

Your comments are a dead give away that you have absolutely NO CLUE what this is about !! The article clearly states that they cannot even delay closing the plant or they will be sued to close it !!

Posted 234 days ago.

thegreek

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy Committee, told utility regulators in a speech on Feb. 11 that the recent frigid weather had provided “a glimpse of the challenge that lies ahead.” American Electric Power, which serves Columbus and a vast area of the Midwest, was running 89 percent of the coal plants that it must retire next year, she said. “That raises a very serious question,” she said. “What happens when that capacity is gone?” The coal plants are dirty, and expensive compared to natural gas at summertime prices. But coal is far less prone to price jumps or to shortages, and in a cold snap, it looks like a bargain. Without the coal plants, experts agree, prices in the peak periods of winter and summer will be higher, so future periods of cold weather may be even harder on electric bills. “We are seeing unprecedented amounts of coal units retiring,” said Andrew L. Ott, a senior vice president at PJM Interconnection, the grid operator th

Posted 234 days ago.

thegreek

My god asknot - You have to have a comprehension problem !!

Posted 234 days ago.

thegreek

As the end of the harshest winter in recent memory approaches, the bill is coming due for millions of consumers who are not only using more electricity and natural gas but also paying more for whatever they use. And there might not be relief in future winters, as the coal-fired power plants that utilities have relied on to meet the surge in demand are shuttered for environmental reasons. The sticker shock has been particularly acute in the Northeast, where natural gas supplies have been constrained. But it has spread to other regions of the country, including the Midwest, where utilities have had to draw on more expensive reserves to meet the demand. Continue reading the main story In Pennsylvania, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said her office had been flooded with complaints from consumers whose utility bills had soared, in some cases tripling. In Rhode Island, the utility National Grid received permission for a 12.1 percent electricity rate increase in January, nearly all of

Posted 234 days ago.

thegreek

Did you even read the article.??? The REASON there was a power shortage is because the gas was heating homes.

Posted 234 days ago.

thegreek

YOU said I was a fool or something to that effect !!

Posted 234 days ago.

thegreek

This is the issue I told you about last month Asknot !! 89 percent of the scheduled to be closed coal fired power plants were running in Jan. It is in this article. I told YOU so..

Posted 234 days ago.

thegreek

Coal to the Rescue, but Maybe Not Next Winter

By MATTHEW L. WALD

MARCH 10, 2014

New York Times

Posted 234 days ago.

luvthesouth

finally a consensus!!!!!!!!

Posted 242 days ago.

thegreek

Plus CO2 is good for the trees!!!

Posted 243 days ago.

thegreek

CO2 is pretty good for extinguishing fires and doesn't foul electrical switches and contacts like dry powder does. I think we need to concentrate on lowering dry powder levels..

Posted 243 days ago.

thegreek

If I had nothing I would walk to a warm climate, get hooked up with a church and work for my food.

Posted 247 days ago.

thegreek

If I were homeless, penniless and foodless, I would !!

Posted 247 days ago.

thegreek

I still have 2 feet !! Remember I am homeless.

Posted 247 days ago.

thegreek

Well tiredofit. I never understood why homeless people stay in LA or other big towns. Especially cold ones. Why wouldn't they pack up their grocery cart or trash bag or whatever and head for a land of plenty ?? Unless they stay for drugs.

Posted 247 days ago.

thegreek

I remember a skit by Sam Kinnison about why do the Ethiopians live there. They need to move CAUSE IT IS A DESERT !!! He screamed. Back when those stupid skinny jokes about the poor Ethiopian were going around.

Posted 247 days ago.

thegreek

asknot-

vegans take alot less earth to feed than carnivores! look it up~

The discussion was about land. You don't think outside the box too much do you ??

Posted 247 days ago.

thegreek

Good grief asknot. There are millions of square miles of land on this earth that have not had a human foot set on it. The problem is not that there isn't enough land. The problem is that everyone is concentrated together in populated areas if you are willing to think about it objectively but I know you aren't and will make fun of what I just said !!!

Posted 247 days ago.

thegreek

Doesn't matter to me. There is plenty of earth out there for all of us.

Posted 248 days ago.

thegreek

Now the Vegans will be after us both !

Posted 248 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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