Skip to comments.Idaho Needs More Power but Parts of Oregon Object. Utilities are trying to build lines to transport clean energy across states but face local resistance
Posted on 12/31/2019 5:04:43 AM PST by karpov
LA GRANDE, Ore.In this small town in eastern Oregon, renewable energy is widely popular. But the power lines needed to transmit it arent.
La Grande is one of many communities nationwide fighting against transmission lines being built to keep up with a surge in clean-power generation.
We need to develop more renewable energy, of course, but it shouldnt come at the cost of damage to our last remaining wild places, Brian Kelly, who helps lead a green group in the area, said of a proposed transmission line that would run through the nearby forest.
Utilities are under pressure to put up more power lines because many clean-energy plants are being built far from major cities. Renewable energy is generated from sources like the sun or wind that dont get depleted, unlike finite amounts of oil and coal.
There were about 2,500 planned or newly completed transmission projects in the U.S. last year, according to the Energy Information Administration. While the federal agency didnt have historical data on such projects, it estimates industry costs for transmission-related operations increased to $11.4 billion last year from $6.7 billion in 2009.
About 900 new plants, most of which produce renewable energy, were proposed last year, compared with 300 in 2004, said Glenn McGrath, an analyst with the federal agency.
Regardless of where you go, theres always some issueswhether its bats, whether its birds, whether its wealthy landowners who dont want their view interrupted, said Dan Shreve, wind-energy research director at consulting firm Wood Mackenzie. As a consequence, you see these initiatives drag on forever.
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You're a damn liar, Jim Carlton! As long as the earth's tectonic plates continue to subduct each other it will continue to produce oil and coal. You may as well declare water a finite resource. Which it would be if evaporation and precipitation ever ceased.
We have a 5th Column in our nation working hard to weaken us from inside. I suspect most of the foot soldiers are nothing more than pawns but those that are providing the money and guiding them certainly know what they are doing.
Wait a minute. How can you estimate anything without data? The Energy Information Administration should change its name to the Energy Bullsh*t Administration.
“Yeah, we’re going to replace all fossil fuels with renewables in 10 years. “
Try to run an induction blast furnace with solar panels.
Whoa! There’s my path to billions. Wireless power lines. I better seek a federal grant pronto.
He wants Tesla transmission.
Or try to fly to a Global Warming summit on a solar powered jet.
“We need to develop more renewable energy, of course, but it shouldnt come at the cost of damage to our last remaining wild places, Brian Kelly, who helps lead a green group in the area, said of a proposed transmission line that would run through the nearby forest.”
All your power are belong to us!
Resist we much!
Maybe if you burn the solar panels?
I would require all green technology to be manufactured using green technology. No diesel to mine, transport or to manufacture any steel component....no manufacturing using any electricity having any fossil component...no installation or excavation using any fossil-powered construction equipment. Make exasperated greenies admit publicly there is nothing that can be done to advance green tech without a heavy reliance on fossil.
Look up Nikola Tesla. He was making good progress on large scale wireless power transmission a century ago.
Hell, just try to power a elec fence in area like MI where the sun doesn’t shine for days/weeks.
The ‘battery backup’ will be the only thing powering it until it goes dead.
350 years of proven coal reserves in North America.
There’s plenty of time to develop an alternative.
Dang it. He’s got a head start on me. I better get on it.
Unless you accept that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
So what does this Brian Kelly fella think we should do? Carry the electricity in buckets?
Right and it’s time to stop using that idiotic term fossil fuels.
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