Skip to comments.'It’s Armageddon': Media Silent on Biden Admin Plan to Snatch Public Land For Solar Farms
Posted on 01/21/2023 10:12:28 AM PST by CFW
The media have been largely silent on a Biden administration energy project that one conservationist said would be "armageddon" for public lands. It’s a far cry from how reporters covered similar proposals under former president Donald Trump.
In December 2022, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her department would expedite plans to build solar energy farms on up to 100 million acres of untouched public land in five Western states, in a bid to "tackle climate change." The announcement has garnered little to no national attention, save for the occasional report that the Biden administration is expanding renewable energy production.
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Go ahead with it. We have no fight in us. The western lands should be turned over to the states. Too late.
Millions of acres to be stripped bare and shaded with solar panels imported from China, no problem.
It will be an amazing act of government that not a single endangered toad or bush will be found on any of these sites.
Someday people will wonder what made us stupid enough to throw away a perfectly good and reliable energy system.
Yep. None whatsoever.
The governors of those states should fight it in court.
“Someday people will wonder what made us stupid enough to throw away a perfectly good and reliable energy system.”
And I’m afraid that by the time people come to their senses, there will be no one with the knowledge (think of the movie Idiocracy) to recreate the system they destroyed. All written documentation regarding the electrical grid will have been tossed as obsolete and no longer needed, and insufficient information will have been electronically stored (or even accessible) to rebuild what we had that worked.
The environuts are going to have a cow over this.
There’s going to be a big backlash.
They only want unicorn fart energy sources.
Actually they don’t want any cheap and plentiful energy regardless of how innocuous because that would make humanity thrive, and the thing they hate most is humans.
I’m trying to figure out “snatched”. If the land is already owned by the US government, then how is allocating its use for solar energy “snatching” it. Usually I would use that for privately owned land taken by the government.
“The governors of those states should fight it in court.”:
Polis of Colorado? Surely you jest.
Where are all the “conservationists” screaming about this?
150 million acres is almost 1,600 SQUARE MILES. That’s a square 40 MILES on a side.
Then you need all the power lines to connect and concentrate the power and move it to transmission lines. Plus thousands of miles of dirt access roads for maintenance.
Of course, you need backup batteries (which don’t exist at this scale) and backup natural gas fired turbines for night and cloudy days.
You get 0.35 or less MW/acre. Ground cover ratios are 40% to 50%. You get 400-500 MW-hours per year per acre.
Those numbers are terrible and it only works with massive subsidies.
“If the land is already owned by the US government, then how is allocating its use for solar energy “snatching” it. Usually I would use that for privately owned land taken by the government.”
Could it be because people think of “public lands” as belonging to the people and for their enjoyment rather than for the government to give to a private contractor to build a solar power farm that will only benefit a few?
It’s a good thing that the Environmental Impact Assessment will take 7 years to complete before they can apply for the permit to start construction of the Solar farm!...../S/
I expect these solar farms will be equipped with Chinese made solar panels.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management)
I guess it was ok to eliminate access to massive coal deposits in the Escalante Staircase area of sountern Utah but slolar panel construction is ok.
Dependable reliable energy source BAD intermittent solar source GOOD.
there. fixed it.
They have already despoiled hundreds of thousands of acres of rural areas and coastlines with their repulsive, bird-killing wind farms.
Nothing screams environmentalism more than thousands and thousands of acres of man made objects that will be trash in a couple decades...
solar is pointless for a main power source
geothermal is the answer. it’s everywhere. absolutely clean. and the ‘fuel’ is just water being boiled at the bottom of a 6+ mile shaft... the resultant steam comes up other shafts which turns a steam turbine which can produce 1+ gigawatts of power.
extra bonus... we wouldn’t be beholden to china for any of it.
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