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6 days ago.
by Kendall78
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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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If we were serious about global warming (and we are not) we would stop the export of coal. We are mining just as much coal as before the only difference is that someone else is burning it. If it a global problem we should stop feeding the global beast.

Posted 576 days ago.

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If we were serious about global warming (and we are not) we would stop the export of coal. We are mining just as much coal as before the only difference is that someone else is burning it. If it a global problem we should stop feeding the global beast.

Posted 586 days ago.

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Canada has accepted the possiblity of power shortages. Will we?

Posted 586 days ago.

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The last of Ontario’s coal-fired power plants are scheduled to close by the end of 2013, a year earlier than the government originally planned. According to the Toronto Star, the remaining operating units are four units at Ontario Power Generation (OPG)’s 2,760 MW Nanticoke Generating Station and two units at the Lambton plant. A coal-burning generator at the 211 MW Atikokan is being converted to burn biomass, and a project to convert a 300 MW coal plant at Thunder Bay was suspended in November 2012. OPG said it will continue exploring repowering options for Thunder Bay. The Ontario government announced in 2010 that all coal-fired generation in the province would be shut down by Dec. 31, 2014. Ontario concluded that power shortages are an acceptable risk for the good of the environment.

Posted 586 days ago.

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A settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act will require Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) to invest about $300 million in pollution control technology, pay a civil penalty of $1.2 million, and spend $6 million on environmental mitigation projects.

WPS will raise their rates to customers to cover the penalties.

Posted 587 days ago.

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Leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Friday called on the Department of the Interior to investigate whether coal companies are understating the value of coal mined on federal and tribal lands to avoid paying full royalties. The committee's new chairman, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and ranking member Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.) in a bipartisan letter cited a Dec. 4 Reuters report that alleged coal producers are valuing coal mined at low domestic prices, selling that coal to affiliated trading firms at those prices to avoid paying royalties, and then selling the coal overseas at a much higher price, which is not always reflected in royalty payments. Let me see ….So I guess we don’t want to burn coal but we want to keep mining it and ship it overseas so someone else burns it and we still make money.

Posted 587 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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