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8 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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greek-are you familiar with the term"acid rain", and how it affects the environment ? I have seen the results of an 'acid rain' in the contractors parking lot near the now demolished steam station that once served the old Union Carbide complex on rt. 7, south of marietta. Dozens of vehicles had significant paint damage because of their proximity to the nearby stack and favorable( if you want to call it that) atmospheric conditions.The acid took the paint of right down to the bare metal.Burnin' coal does have some negatives

Posted 318 days ago.

thegreek

350. o r g

Posted 318 days ago.

thegreek

350**** is a group that seeks to build a global grassroots movement to "solve the climate crisis," according to its webpage, and the group made clear that the warning label fight is solely an initiative by the Bay Area branch. The label's design is straightforward. It has white on black writing, topped off with "Warning" in bold on an orange background. The text reads, "The state of California has determined that global warming caused by greenhouse gases poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources and the environment of California."

Posted 318 days ago.

scrappile

Coal is down to 40% in terms of providing electricity for our needs, natural gas is up to 30%, and renewables are accounting for most of the rest, including nuclear, but investors are not wanting to put their dollars into nuclear, so ready or not, coal generation is waning, but at least we will sell the coal( and our cracked natural gas) to China....

Posted 321 days ago.

thegreek

Utility companies bracing for cold front- Gary Strauss-USA Today.

Gas aint gettin er done.

Posted 321 days ago.

BeRight

The Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA, is developing a formal program for controlling coal dust at its plants and should reach all milestones in the effort later this year, a TVA spokesman told the Knoxville News-Sentinel. According to the News-Sentinel, the TVA Inspector General conducted site visits in August and September of 2012 and discovered some areas in which coal dust had accumulated to levels that exceeded the 1/32 inch industry standard. TVA had started an earlier effort to address coal dust issues the Inspector General found in 2011, but funding for that was later eliminated. According to the report, TVA has funded $17.4 million in improvements for coal-handling equipment in fiscal year 2013

Posted 321 days ago.

BeRight

60 minutes had a report on tonigth saying Obama's clean energy policy is dead.

Posted 323 days ago.

thegreek

China..That is.

Posted 326 days ago.

thegreek

The recent pollution there was caused by a low pressure system hovering over the area and farmers burning their fields off. NOT from burning coal. Get your facts straight before you comment on this stuff and show your ignorance !!!

Posted 326 days ago.

thegreek

I agree.

Posted 326 days ago.

thegreek

We are the only idiots in the world that does not value our most abundant resource - COAL. Thanks to treehuggers.

Posted 326 days ago.

BeRight

We now are exporting Global Warming:

Consol Energy, the largest coal producer in the eastern United States, said on Monday that it was selling five highly automated mines — about half of its production capacity — to focus instead on natural gas and on mines that produce coal for EXPORT.

Posted 326 days ago.

BeRight

Please note my post from 12 days ago and compare it to this recent headline. Both are accurate:

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) fined Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of North Carolina-based Duke Energy, for killing 14 golden eagles and 149 other federally protected birds including hawks, blackbirds, larks, wrens, and sparrows.

Duke Energy Renewables will pay $1 million and is the first wind company to be charged under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, according to a Heartland report.

Duke Energy Renewable pled guilty to killing 163 birds between 2009 and 2013 at two Duke Renewables wind farms in Converse County, Wyo. Together, the wind farms have 176 turbines.

Posted 339 days ago.

thegreek

Natural gas prices are on the rise due to the cold snap. Here comes the fleecing.

Posted 346 days ago.

thegreek

I know what you are saying Beright. Doesn't appear the rules apply equally to everyone.

Posted 349 days ago.

BeRight

BTW: Although they are delisted, bald eagles are still protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Lacey Act.

This is why they needed a permit to kill them.

Posted 349 days ago.

BeRight

I guess everyone has had sufficient time to discuss the Eagle Slaughter clause in wind power contracts. The point of that post was that we can all remember huge civil engineering projects that were held up or canceled do to the project endangering the habitat or wellbeing of some creature. Snail darter, spotted owl or some other species postponing a project when the project was on the wrong side of political correctness. It was not too long ago that any project that would kill an Eagle would be killed first and never go ahead and be completed.

Posted 349 days ago.

thegreek

So does this mean Duke energy will get their million dollar fine refunded???

Posted 350 days ago.

BeRight

The U.S. Interior Department on Friday issued a rule that highlights a tension lingering between two key goals of the environmental movement: developing renewable energy sources and protecting wildlife. The newly finalized rule would grant 30-year permits allowing wind farms and other projects to accidentally kill federally protected eagles. The new rule allows the department to issue permits to wind farms or other projects that harm or kill eagles otherwise protected under the decades old Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. So we now issue permits that say it is OK to kill eagles as long as you support the presidant’s agenda.

Posted 351 days ago.

scrappile

2012-2013 Natural Gas Price Forecast - Investment U

****investmentu****/research/natural-gas-price-forecast.html by Alexander Green - in 42 Google+ circles Could natural gas be the ultimate contrarian investment? ... The shale gas revolution has cut the price of natural gas about 45% over the last year alone. New discoveries and innovative drilling techniques, along with recent mild ... The market is so awash in natural gas, by this fall there could be no space left to store the stuff

Posted 352 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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