we can't drill for oil ...or mine for coal ... because it would
damage our precious natural resourses ...but we can use upto 17,700 acres
for a experimental solar facility?I have a couple of serious
quesions... how long do solar panels last? how much does the
Didn't I hear that parts of the CA desert were off-limits to solar power
generation because of some desert tortoise?My understanding was
hydroelectric dams all over the Olympic Pensinsula were being shut down, not
because they produced too much electricity, but because they damaged fish runs.
I cannot speak to the Columbia River claims made by "Yes, TreeHugger", but the
Olympic Peninsula was different.TreeHugger said Seattle and Portland
utility users were willing to pay more for green power - more than what? More
than they did before, or more than what the rest of us pay? When I was in the
Seattle area we had some of the lowest electric rates in the country because of
all the hydro power (not wind or solar). With the removal of so many dams
(happened since I moved, so I don't know for sure), I would suspect the costs of
increased, but are those costs the same as ours now, or are they higher? When
comparing us to Seattle and Portland, we need to make sure we compare apples to
apples since we don't have as much opportunity for hydro plants.
re: Another folly | 4:04 p.m. July 27, 2009 Solar energy does not work!
-------------- Hey Mr. smarty-pants - Be sure to
tell NASA and astronauts living on the International Space Station for the last
11 years your little tid-bit of profound in-sight and knowledge.Go
back to your cave.
Elko Nevada is a good place for a solar cell study.
To all you Alternative Energy Nay-sayers.The Columbia River Gorge
has had to regularly shut-down power being generated by the latest Wind Turbines
along the Colmbia River in Washington/Oregon.It seems that the new
energy systems are putting TOO much electricity onto the power grid and
over-loading it.They've also had to shut-down several Hydro-electic
dams along the river due to the excessive power, and water has been diverted
around the dams so as to not threathen the fish species in the rivers.The report in the Seattle Times mentioned that the WindPower companies may
begin paying the more expensive and dirty Coal-power plants to NOT produce power
in the future as more and more WindTurbines continue to come on-line.Seattle and Portland customers are willing to pay more for the green energy
Here we go again with another one of Salazar's pipe dreams. Solar energy does
not work! It's a joke that the poor old stupid tax payer is going to pay for!