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10 hours 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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Ohwiseone

The world holds this pope in high esteem ! He is a knowledgable man ! I think you can give him some due respect ! And I'm not even catholic !

Posted 10 hours ago.

absolem

I say check his server...

Posted 14 hours ago.

Ohwiseone

Too bad some wont get it , but the Pope does !

Posted 14 hours ago.

absolem

The Pope...pfft.

Posted 15 hours ago.

Kunectdots

I wonder what the Pope's opinion WILL BECOME as America deindustrializes, eventually affecting the incomes of America's Catholics, and the contributions in the collection plates becomes much lighter?

Oh well, by that time he may figure out that Obama has hogswoggled him too, as ISIS moves toward driving him from the Vatican.

Posted 15 hours ago.

Ohwiseone

That sounds like a good idea (sarcasm) ! Theres a reason to shut down these out of date polluters !

Posted 17 hours ago.

BeRight

I hope the Pope doesn't see this:

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

Posted 17 hours ago.

Ohwiseone

Amen ! Good call pope ! Now maybe see what the pope can do for the Donald !

Posted 2 days ago.

BeRight

The Pope asks us to have a conversation or dialogue about how we care for our planet for future generations. He says all of us can cooperate as instruments of God's creation "A healthy politics is sorely needed, capable of reforming and coordinating institutions, promoting best practices and overcoming undue pressure and bureaucratic inertia," the pope wrote.

The pope calls all Christians to "an ecological conversion or change of heart" to respect all life in God's wonderful creation: our sister earth and all the people especially the poor.

Posted 2 days ago.

Ohwiseone

And I for one had no idea that the government was reluctant !

Posted 4 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Well you can put them most anywhere but it takes a steady wind to keep them massive blades a turning !

Posted 4 days ago.

BeRight

If they have to be put up somewhere, there are 640 millions acres available.

Posted 4 days ago.

BeRight

I do not see a great interest from the BLM to allow vast wind farms to be put on Public Land.

Why would the Gov't, who is all in on Giant Wind farms be reluctant to put the Giant Eyes Sores on Federal Land when the Gov't controls 640 million acres?

Posted 4 days ago.

absolem

OWO...great post. why is that? there has got to be more to the story. i know that europe was set to be severely crippled should russia shut off the gas supply. so natural gas seems to be a prominent eneergy source. i have an appointment to go to in a few otherwise i would look into it more. feel free to share any things you wish on the subject.

Posted 4 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Why is it the europeans seem to have few problems with alrenatives ? Some places wind and sun provides as much as 80% of their needs ?

Posted 4 days ago.

absolem

OWO...they don't have to be put up somewhere...just for the sake of saying...look we did it!...no it is crazy to do the project should it operate in a perpetual deficit financed by the american people. as much as we fight for the protection of federal lands, the installation and modification of the environment should have an impact study as should be required of any potential project of that magnitude. i support financially viable and low environmentimpact energy sources and would like to see more developed.

Posted 4 days ago.

Ohwiseone

They have to be put up somewhere , so much like highways and public works etc. some have to be inconvenienced !Thats why we live in a democracy !

Posted 4 days ago.

BeRight

In 2014, wind energy supplied less than 2 percent of total U.S. energy needs and less than 5 percent of U.S. electric power needs. That, however, has not changed the federal government from wanting wind energy to contribute 20 percent of U.S. electricity supply by 2030. That would require more than a 15 percentage point increase in just 15 years.

Posted 4 days ago.

BeRight

Wind is free, but wind energy is not free. The wind energy industry has benefited from generous federal subsidies (Production Tax Credit) since 1992. After subtracting subsidies and factoring in all fixed and variable costs, the all-in dollar per MWh cost of wind-generated energy is higher than the all-in cost of energy from baseload, fossil-fueled generation resources. The fact that wind does not always blow when needed-combined with the fact that wind blows the most during off-peak periods-further erodes the value of wind-generated energy in an integrated market environment. President Obama wants to make the major wind subsidy (the production tax credit or PTC as it is commonly called) permanent.[i] For the past 23 years, the American taxpayer has subsidized wind power to the tune of tens of billions of dollars without seeing any major contribution to U.S. energy supply.

Posted 4 days ago.

BeRight

The turbines would have been sited between 4–11 miles offshore depending on the shoreline.

I guess one was a little to close to Ted's inherited home.

Posted 4 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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