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5 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

I have been in the electricity generation for 35 years. No crystal ball. Look up what the CEO's of DUKE and others have to say about it. All you have to do is know who to listen to. As simple as that !!

Posted 38 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Lots of clouds in your crystal ball !! You don't know the future so , it is what it is and what it will be !

Posted 38 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Just like true republicans , you people condemn something before we have even tried it ! How about we just wait and see , because really we don't know how it will play out !

Posted 38 days ago.

thegreek

and they passed that cost on to YOU, the consumer... Have fun !!

Posted 38 days ago.

thegreek

"""""So your premise is that if we go 100% solar it wont handle the base load ? Don't you think that there are people who are experts on this and have thought of that ? """"

Those experts are being swayed by environmentalists. Beright is right. Your renewables and sun and wind power absolutely cannot meet the current appetite for electricity but you arent buying that because you see all other answers as being right wing nut job lies so go on and live in your own little woeld. We will talk the winters after 2015 when all this bad bad coal power plants are closed and you are freezing your old liberal as s off and you have no power becasue you cannot afford to pay your $1000 electric bill from last montha and they shut you off. You see the wind didnt blow enough and the sun didnt shine enough and there are no more cheap coal units running so the power co had to purchase replacement power and it was friggin expensive...and they passed that cos

Posted 38 days ago.

BeRight

I am not against alternative power. Just trying to be realistic as I go around looking for some 100W light bulbs.

Oh shucks, I forgot! Nancy says I don't need those anymore.

Nancy knows best.

Posted 38 days ago.

Ohwiseone

So your premise is that if we go 100% solar it wont handle the base load ? Don't you think that there are people who are experts on this and have thought of that ? As much as you anti-alternative power folks hate it , it is the future and you just gotta accept it !

Posted 38 days ago.

BeRight

The point is Solar can't do Baseload. Even the Gov'T knows it:

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is targeting March 2015 to start loading fuel at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear plant in Tennessee, the "federal utility" noted recently in documents made public by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

TVA said Aug. 12 that work on Unit 2 of the Watts Bar nuclear plant is 90% complete and that roughly 3,100 workers are currently engaged in the effort to bring more than 1,100 MW of "BASELOAD" energy online.

Posted 38 days ago.

Ohwiseone

And your point is ?????

Posted 38 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Most solar generation now has natural gas production when there's clouds or when the load is heavy !

Posted 38 days ago.

BeRight

Do you understand the term Base Load? Base load power sources are those plants which can generate dependable power to consistently meet demand.

Posted 38 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Difference is , solar doesn't pollute !

Posted 38 days ago.

BeRight

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) signed a $500 million commitment to expand solar power in North Carolina.

Duke will acquire and build three solar facilities totaling 128 MW in capacity. Duke Energy also signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with five new solar projects in the state, representing 150 MW of capacity. Together, the eight projects will have a capacity of 278 MW. The commitment includes investments in the three facilities and the value of the PPAs.

278mw? One of Muskingum River Units has 237 and unit 5 has over 615.

Let the sun shine Nelly!

Posted 38 days ago.

Ohwiseone

The facts are there greek , and if you choose to be like a mushroom and live in the dark that's all on you ! But don't try to bring a lot of right -wing hooey here and try to pass it off as "facts" !Just because facts don't agree with your politics doesn't make them any less a fact !

Posted 38 days ago.

Ohwiseone

And then I guess the "Stupid" people should be the only ones allowed to vote since they at least aren't brainwashed by your right-wing bullsh^t and propaganda !

Posted 38 days ago.

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 38 days ago.

moderation

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

Posted 38 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 38 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 38 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 38 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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