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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 had some hopes that they would be getting wiser.

Posted 107 days ago.

Kendall78

If memory serves me correctly, Al Gore avoided being around Bill Clinton much his last 2 years. I think Bush visited one of the southern states during his final year and the Governor wouldn't meet him at the airport.

So yeah, most of the Dems that are looking for reelection, especially in Purple states, will stay far away from Obama. Heck...Hilary is not only throwing him under the bus...she's jumping in and running him over with it.

Posted 109 days ago.

thegreek

I have never noticed that but it actually makes some sense..

Posted 110 days ago.

Kendall78

I reason it the same way the Republicans turned on Bush during his two last years....they want to get reelected.

Most Presidents are political poison during their last two years. the Dems are doing exactly what I expect them to do.

Posted 111 days ago.

thegreek

sO HOW WOULD YOU REASON AWAY THAT HIS OWN democrats are getting amd at him now. They have finally caught on !

Posted 111 days ago.

Kendall78

Don't get flustered at him because you believed the cherry picked lines that the Far Right fed you. Always check your sources.

Posted 111 days ago.

thegreek

Was his lips moving ?? Then as we have discovered all too recently, he has lied !!

Posted 111 days ago.

Kendall78

In the same interview he said, "This notion of no coal, I think, is an illusion, because the fact of the matter is that right now, we are getting a lot of our energy from coal, and China is building a coal-fired plant once a week. So what we have to do then is we have to figure out how can we use coal without emitting greenhouse gases and carbon. And how can we sequester that carbon and capture it? If we can't, then we're going to still be working on alternatives."

Posted 111 days ago.

thegreek

Obama said in 2008 while running for this first term.

“If someone wants to build a new coal-fired power plant they can, but it will bankrupt them because they will be charged a huge sum for all the greenhouse gas that's being emitted," he said.

Posted 112 days ago.

thegreek

Again you are not getting it. The war on coal is shutting down the cheaper electric generation and it is being replaced with more expensive fuels. There will be issues with supply and demand as these coal generated megawatts are retired. And therefore there will be blackouts and brownouts. When that happens, the suppliers have to purchase expensive power to replace it and guess what, they will pass that expense on to the consumers. Just wait a year or so, it will come to pass and you all will be hopping mad because your power bill went from $100 a month to $300 for the same kilowatt usage. But it will be cleaner. You will see.

Posted 112 days ago.

Kendall78

The energy industry is a whole different ball of wax from the pollution issue. There is so much that goes into the pricing of fuel/energy and the Govt regulations are just a piece of it.

Posted 112 days ago.

BeRight

I remember now: The Bloom Box Energy

Posted 112 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 112 days ago.

BeRight

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

Posted 112 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 112 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 112 days ago.

thegreek

YOU IDIOT - I am not talking about the sun I am talking about solar POWER !!! There are no developed technologies available as of yet that can efficiently harness the sun in the amount of SUSTAINABLE MEGA WATTS that we/you DEMAND in this country. Again - you should refrain from discussing topics you are in ignorance of such as this one !!

Posted 112 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 112 days ago.

thegreek

You think !!???? NO - I think Gore and these liberal professors are lying.. The point about renewables is there is NO sustainability in them like there is coal or nukes. When the wind does NOT blow - guess what - it is usually hotter than blazes. And when the sun don't shine - it is colder than Alaska !! You cannot get around that fact. There will need to be coal, gas and nukes if you want to type on that computer. You treehuggers are so freaking stupid about electricity !!

Posted 112 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 113 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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