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2 days ago.
by harryanderson
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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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BeRight

I remember now: The Bloom Box Energy

Posted 255 days ago.

BeRight

Kendall78: I watched a 60 minutes thing a few years ago where thy interviewed a guy that developed something in a box that was almost pollution free technology and supposedly has installed one at Google and some other places around silicon valley. What ever happened to that?

Posted 255 days ago.

BeRight

Electricity will become expensive. I feel sorry for those on fixed income. Soon it will also be me.

Posted 255 days ago.

BeRight

The problem with Coal is the feds. The Feds have made the pollution goals a moving target. First it was SO2. Check.

Then it was Mercury. Check.

Now the Feds have finally found one that can’t be done and that is CO2. Check and Mate.

Posted 255 days ago.

Kendall78

When you mean solar power...be specific.

Also, that is why we invest money into development of new tech. Only fools and cowards give up when it gets tough.

Posted 255 days ago.

Kendall78

"The point about renewables is there is NO sustainability in them like there is coal or nukes."

Sadly you are quite wrong. The Sun will far outlast any coal supply. Nuclear power would last a long time but of course there are side effects to that tech.

You might want to pause your emotional filled rant and realize that I have never said we should get rid of coal and any of it. I am for using it more efficiently and develop alternative power sources.

You have to admit, if we can develop better working hyrdo, solar and wind power tech that we wouldn't have to rely on other nations as much for fossil fuels.

Posted 255 days ago.

Kendall78

I never claimed that anything Gore said was fact or fiction. I was just pointing out that the video had numerous flaws in it. I think you agree that it did.

Posted 256 days ago.

Kendall78

It's a pitiful video greek. Real science isn't about trying to say what is good or evil. That one scientist at the end tries to make it out that way. There is fact or falsehood. None of those scientists offered any real evidence for their pov. They rely on the lack of knowledge to be their evidence.

Posted 256 days ago.

Kendall78

6. The video says that the Sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow. Oy vey. I think the Sun shines a bit more quickly and wind blows a bit more than new sources of coal and oil are produced.

7. Then of course they have to go down the crazy by wondering what would happen if we quit using oil LIKE RIGHT NOW! Of course, no one has suggested that we quit using oil fully. It's only been suggested that we find other sources to slowly replace the finite energy source we call fossil fuels.

Posted 256 days ago.

Kendall78

3. They constantly confuse theorizing with claiming something to be fact. When a scientist puts up the theory that natural phenomenon can be effected by man-made climate change...that's what it is..a theory. They need to learn the difference.

4. They mock that a prediction that the ice caps would be totally gone but yet ignore the fact that the ice caps have shrunk.

5. And of course the video slides into politics by sloppily trying to divide the issue into Left Vs Right fight.

Posted 256 days ago.

Kendall78

Some problems with the video:

1. The claim of no rising temps. They ignore that the ocean temps are rising. They ignore that the past 18 years are hotter than the 18 years that came before it. The problem still exist.

2. I love the claim the narrator makes about the idea that the temp rise has not been widely publicized. Guess they don't listen to their own nutjobs very much. The reason you won't hear real scientists involved in climate change talk about is that surface temps being "flat" doesn't mean that global warming as a whole isn't happening.

Posted 256 days ago.

BeRight

What about China?

Posted 319 days ago.

BeRight

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2013 were 10 percent lower than 2005 levels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Between 2005 and 2011, all four Census regions – West, South, Midwest and Northeast – had declines in emissions, with the Northeast experiencing the largest reduction. At the state level, Nebraska had a 20 percent emissions increase while Nevada showed a 33 percent decrease. The Midwest, West and South regions have more diverse state-level characteristics, which contributed to slower net emissions declines compared to the Northeast.

Posted 319 days ago.

BeRight

This should help all those on fixed incomes in the USA:

Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces. The Energy Department predicts retail power prices will rise 4 percent on average this year, the biggest jump since 2008. By 2020, prices are expected to climb an additional 13 percent, a forecast that does not include the costs of coming environmental rules.

WOW! NEVER SAW THAT ONE COMING! lol

Posted 333 days ago.

Bigfoot

Sounds like to me the power industry lobbyists bought themselves some "representatives" to rig the system in their favor.

No surprise.

America for sale to the highest bidder.

Posted 367 days ago.

BeRight

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week that may add extra charges to utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines.

The House passed Senate Bill 1456 in a 83-5 vote. The Senate approved the bill in March.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) would create a separate customer class and monthly surcharge for distributed generation from rooftop solar or small wind turbines, according to The Oklahoman.

Posted 368 days ago.

Bigfoot

Pffft! What we need is an atmospheric processor.

I hear Weyland-Yutani makes them.

Posted 370 days ago.

NasCarNut

Seems you left this sentence out of post...

the fact that the UN is considering concepts like carbon vacuuming -- which the UN and other climatologists had turned their noses up to ;)

Posted 370 days ago.

BeRight

International efforts to combat global warming are so broken that it's come to this: hoovering massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the sky.

A body of scientists convened under the auspices of the United Nations is giving more weight to the idea that vacuuming vast stores of CO2 from the skies and burying it in the ground may be necessary to limit the temperature rise to the internationally agreed safe level of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels.

Disclaimer: I did not find this on April Fools day.

Posted 371 days ago.

Bigfoot

thegreek take a little heart in knowing that the people of this nation only act after something has affected them.

The shortage of available generating capacity will eventually bite everyone in the behind.

Posted 406 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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