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by absolem
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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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Ohwiseone

And greek like I've posted , the facts are these coal fired plants were scheduled to go out of service 25 yrs ago and the government made a killing selling pollution credits and letting them continue to run long after they were supposed to shut down !On top of that , part of the deal was these power plants were suppose to up-grade to clean coal technology but they didn't fulfill their part of the bargain !

Posted 168 days ago.

moderation

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

Posted 168 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 169 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 169 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 169 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 169 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 169 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 169 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 169 days ago.

Kendall78

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

Posted 169 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 170 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 170 days ago.

Kendall78

Greek, let's take away the EPA and such from the equation shall we?

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

It would still cost a lot politically as long as we are held hostage by our own need for fossil fuels from other nations. Not to mention our allies that are also troubled by getting oil and such from places like Russia.

Do you think the whole Ukraine issue would be so big if Europe didn't rely on Russia for energy?

Posted 170 days ago.

Kendall78

But let's look at clean energy since certain people have nothing relevant to add to the topic.

There is nothing wrong with the development of cleaner energy sources and more variety in those sources. Geothermal power is used in Iceland, hydroelectric power is used by many nations and wind generates power in many places as well.

We know the cost of fossil fuels are high, both politically and economically as time goes on, so why not work to create energy from the strengths of a region.

There should be a day where everyone in the US Southwest uses some solar panels on their homes. Wind generated power should be increased in the Appalachia region.

Posted 170 days ago.

Kendall78

Shhh Tired, I was talking to Greek.

Posted 170 days ago.

Kendall78

Greek, do you ever get tired of being Tired's lickspittle?

Part of our issues with people like Tired is that he doesn't provide proof and doesn't accept any proof from others.

Posted 170 days ago.

Kendall78

Your certainty means absolutely nothing without facts.

Face it Tired, you cannot prove you know more than I do, no more than I can prove that I know more than you.

Posted 173 days ago.

Kendall78

Based on what you have offered, I understand it as well as you do.

Posted 173 days ago.

Kendall78

Our form of capitalist society wouldn't let it really be free anyway.

As time goes on, if we are going to remain capitalistic, we are going to have to find jobs that pay. It doesn't seem quite feasible that green tech is going to have a lot of employee growth like traditional fossil fuel oriented industry does.

Posted 173 days ago.

Ohwiseone

No , whats your point ?

Posted 173 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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