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Published: Tuesday, July 24 2012 10:18 p.m. MDT

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the truth
Holladay, UT

RE: LDS Tree-Hugger

Please explain WHAT oil did we get in those wars?

The fact is we are getting LESS oil fro them than before.

Spreading unintelligible leftest ignorance and nonsense helps no one.

Like most conservatives and those on the right are we all for solar energy that is economically viable and pragmatic.

How much land does the far left want to use for for solar and wind power as opposed to the little used for pipelines?

By the way we not getting off oil anytime in the foreseeable future. Only nuclear power would make any difference.

VST
Bountiful, UT

Well, this fits in well with the solar panel complex that was being built in Southern Nevada. The developers declared bankruptcy just last week.

mcdugall
Layton, UT

the truth: The fact is we are getting LESS oil fro them than before.

Often times less is MORE. We may be receiving less imported oil from the Middle East, but maybe that was the point. Disrupt the production and distribution channels and scare the market into raising the price of oil. It is much more profitable to have a higher priced product that using more resources to pump out more oil. Not advocating that this was the intent but its certainly a possibility.

John20000
Cedar Hills, UT

Reducing red tape for businesses to use public land...Is Obama running as a republican? Aren't the environmentalists up in arms about this? And the world gets stranger still.

JoeCapitalist2
Orem, UT

I am fine with using government money and other resources to do basic research into developing technology that will make wind, solar, geothermal, or tidal power more efficient and less expensive.

I am also fine with reducing restrictions and regulations that will let private businesses develop practical applications for this technology.

But I am solidly against using taxpayer funds to try and actually develop such systems. They tend to be a massive waste of money because they lead to developing projects that make no economic sense. You get huge projects built that cost way more than alternatives. You get inefficient systems developed because the planners don't worry about ROI. Private businesses rarely make such foolish decisions because they are quickly out of business if they do. Government instead often just "doubles down".

I will install solar panels on my roof when it takes 5 years to pay for itself, not 30. (BTW, "paying for itself", doesn't mean that I get a huge tax credit that just shifts the costs to someone else.)

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Anyone remember Fukushima?

That was one nuclear power plant.
America has over 50 nuclear power plants. They are all over 40 years old.

Recently I belive this week a solar plan flew from Switzerlant...

to Africa.

Obama cleaned up the BP oil spill.

Any spills from solar energy is called a sunny day.

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