Skip to comments.Solar Energy Makes Offshore Drilling Look Good
Posted on 08/17/2010 9:50:07 AM PDT by cicero2k
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has set an ambitious plan that requires a third of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020. But a fight over where to build large clean-energy projects is slowing the green revolution.
Credit: Alyson Hurt, NPR One of these battlegrounds is Panoche Valley, ringed by rolling, scrub-covered hills. Located in California's rural San Benito County, the area was used mostly for cattle grazing, and it has escaped the notice of many Californians. Until now.
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Offshore oil rigs enhance the ocean view at night with all the glittering lights. Towering windmills for mile after mile destroy the country side.
Lol! These people have no functioning neurons anymore.
Windmills kill birds too. Offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico are teeming with fish and other sea life.
I remember reading about Japanese fire brigades in the 30's and 40's where someone bearing the brigade standard would rush towards the flames and stand at a point where the fire would be stopped. Often these standard bearers were subsequently memorialized.
But time is running out to qualify, projects must break ground before the end of this year.
A textbook example how the socialist federal incentives system distorts the marketplace.
Without federal dollars a project like this would never be proposed because it could never financially compete with conventional unsubsidized power producers.
So these businessmen (their main business is living off the public treasury) have an artificial deadline to start a project imposed by the federal stimulus program.
They say that this is “one of the nation’s biggest solar facilities of its kind” and will supply electricity to “about 120,000 homes”.
Hmmmmmm. 36 million people in California. Figure 4 people per “home”. means about 9 million “homes”. 120k homes powered for each of these type projects means that they will need 25 more like this to supply “a third of the state’s electricity”.
And they are having trouble getting permits & greenie approval for just this one?
Ain’t gonna happen!
Especially after the friends of the endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard start up their lawsuits.
In the Movies - Invasion of the Body Snatchers - real people were replaced by duplicates hatched from giant pea pods.
Arnold from being married all these years to a liberal has become a super liberal RINO by osmosis of Maria’s bodily fluids. You might say Liberalism is an STD.
Solar is great, until the sun goes down. Anybody see a battery big enough to “store” it for the Rainy Days and Nights?
It just doesn’t matter. No matter what the energy source may be, enviromentalists will try to block everything.
” [organic egg farmer] Williams says. “
Not for obecting to solar but farming organicly!
Of course they have a rather short-term use.
Bad company corrupts good morals.
LOL. You're right. Everything.
So Californicators will, sometime in the future, experience kerosene lamps and cookstoves, just as we did before electricity reached rural Oklahoma (1935 in our case).
A hint for them: gas mantle lamps were a big, big improvement over kerosene lamps.
120k homes when the panels are clean, and the sun in shining. Not at night (obviously), and less after the dust from the dead areas under the panels which receive no light or water settles on them. I just can’t see the economic sense of these projects. You want low carbon emissions electricity? Build nuke plants.
One of the few uses I’ve seen where photo-voltaic cells look like they might make sense is on top of buildings, where the electricity will be used to help run the air conditioning at peak times (like when the sun is bearing down full strength, and the roofs are essentially wasted space anyway. Particularly large flat building with large air conditioning demands, like grocery stores for example.
“It just doesnt matter. No matter what the energy source may be, enviromentalists will try to block everything.”
This is the green’s energy policy:
They’re only in favor of energy production methods that don’t exist yet or are not feasible. If they ever become feasible then they will be against them.
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