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14 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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BeRight

maybe my post was miss understood. As we continue to close coal plants based on a political promise made by the president, the rest of the world continues to burn the coal we do not.

I keep hearing the term "global climate change but I guess the global boundaries stop at our borders?

Where's the outrage?

Posted 21 days ago.

harryanderson

BeRight,

Decommissioning 1950’s technology is a no-brainer.

Imagine relying on a 1958 Ford for your daily commute—drum brakes prone to fading when hot or wet and locking up in emergencies. Vacuum-motor windshield wipers that slowed or stopped when you tromped on the gas. A big old inefficient generator that sucked enough horsepower to pull down a 352 cubic inch engine. A carburetor and a mechanical distributor, each of which required frequent tinkering. Soft cast-iron valve seats that required leaded gas for lubrication. 15.6 mpg. And on and on.

To re-engineer such a dinosaur up to our modern standards would probably cost as much as a new Ferrari. Duke Energy apparently realized this back in way back in 1977 when they mothballed 1/3 of the Cape Fear plant.

Posted 21 days ago.

BeRight

Duke Energy’s contractor imploded Cape Fear's two coal-fired units — which began operating in 1956 and 1958 — on June 4. Two of the site's six coal-fired units were retired in 1977 and two in 2011. The remaining two coal-fired units, along with one of four oil-fired combustion turbine units on site, were retired in October 2012. The smokestacks and emission-control equipment were imploded in 2014. The remaining infrastructure will be mechanically removed in the coming months.

On the other hand, Two leading Indian power firms will build several coal fired plants in Bangladesh to produce up to 4,600 megawatts of electricity to ease the country's prolonged power crisis, a senior official said on Saturday. Already announced, Adani Power will set up two, coal-fired plants with a total capacity of 1,600 MW that will cost more than $1.5 billion.

Posted 21 days ago.

harryanderson

I respectfully decline the suggestion I stop breathing.

Posted 21 days ago.

harryanderson

BeRight,

Glad to hear you're "doing everything possible to responsibly curb our carbon footprint."

Posted 21 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Maybe its because some of you are MORONS ! (your words)

Posted 23 days ago.

BeRight

"I'm OWO from the internet. I'm the guy who always says ridiculous angry stuff. I misinterpret every comment you make as an absurd absolute and then I attack it like you are a moron. "

Posted 23 days ago.

Ohwiseone

You brainwashed righties just cant see past your own noses ! All we can do is take care of what we do ! We dont run the rest of the world !(even though you think we do )

Posted 23 days ago.

BeRight

harryanderson: We are doing everything possible to responsibly curb our carbon footprint. Key work being responsibly.

What more do you want?

Can't say that for China, India, Russia.........

Posted 23 days ago.

Stillhere

You must be very proud of that post Harry since you posted the same thing over at the News and Sentinel, consider it a masterpiece do ya?

Posted 24 days ago.

Stillhere

We should take personal responsibility for our carbon emissions

You can start by no longer breathing. Then get off the computer, stop driving your car and don't heat your house, when you have done that, come back and lecture us Harry, our local Republican Scientist

Posted 24 days ago.

harryanderson

We should take personal responsibility for our carbon emissions no matter what other countries do. From my wonderful conservative parents, I learned that taking personal responsibility doesn’t depend on others doing so. They wouldn’t buy the “But everybody does it” excuse. Neither should we.

Posted 24 days ago.

Kunectdots

"China(')s going to do what (C)hina(')s going to do !"

YEP! And I think we know what they're "going to do". All the while that they've been preparing, Pacifist Obama has been waving America's white flag.

"China’s Military Buildup Worrisome, Japan’s U.S. Ambassador Says"

h ttp://w ww.bloomberg.c om/news/articles/2013-06-18/china-s-military-buildup-worrisome-japan-s-u-s-ambassador-says

Posted 24 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Chinas going to do what chinas going to do ! All we can do is try to take care here ! Of course people like you would want to invade them or join them !

Posted 24 days ago.

Kunectdots

Before some Resident Dingbat blows smoke up our backsides about China, only recently, cutting back on the number of coal-fired power plants they've been building, I'd suggest that, when you've built enough, it's only logical to slow down.

Thank Goodness Obama doesn't say things like, "We all share this same planet and we breathe the same air."

"China Is Building a "Coal Base" the Size of LA" February 13, 2014 // 03:20 PM EST

h ttp://motherboard.vice.c om/blog/theres-a-coal-base-in-china-the-size-of-la

Posted 25 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Funny but thats almost exactly what the smart ones say about you ! Except for the " ignoramuses " part !

Posted 25 days ago.

Teapartier

Me 2 beright.. Let the other ignoramuses like owo blabber on.

Posted 25 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Yes I'm sure its a vast conspiracy to let the communists and socialists take over our country ! Now your thinking like ole whiny pus^ !

Posted 25 days ago.

BeRight

I have worked in these industries and I agree with the power producer’s rebuttal:

Power producers contend the exemptions are needed because emission control equipment in a power plant must reach certain temperatures to effectively control emissions. They maintain power plants are unable to meet emission standards outside normal operating conditions and that the new rule ignores the science and chemistry involved in the operation of a power plant.

Posted 25 days ago.

BeRight

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule directing 36 states to stop providing exemptions for emission violations during the startup, shutdown or malfunction (SSM) of a power plant. The rule rolls back decades-old policy that provided utilities an “affirmative defense” against enforcement actions and exemption from emission standards during SSM events. The new rule will remove these exemptions. The 36 states directed to change their policies to prohibit exemptions for SSM events have until Nov. 22, 2016 to comply. EPA’s action is a response to a 2011 petition for rulemaking filed by the Sierra Club. Environmental groups were quick to claim victory in a long battle over what they describe as regulatory loopholes.

Posted 25 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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