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Renewables Fail the Cost Test, Again

goshawk Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 8:29 AM
Good column Marita Noon, But I'm surprised that you've used the term "renewable energy" throughout. There is no such thing as "renewable energy!" 'ENERGY' cannot be renewed, created or destroyed. The proper term is Renewable Fuel. But then, the politicians are forever making false statements and using terms like "green energy" (which also don't exist) in an effort to fool the people by trying to sound impressive. And you wrote about hidden costs, and there are many. But how about the hidden lies?? How about exposing the fact that Obama is highly invested in General Electric who makes the wind turbines (they pay no tax's at all) And Nancy Peloski who is deeply invested with T-Bone Pickens and his natural gas project. And the list goes on.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 9:47 PM
wind and solar both tap the energy the SUN sends to the Earth.
winds are caused by thermal differences from solar heating.

The sun is not "renewable",it's just very long-lived.
ppotts Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 12:36 PM
sorry I flagged you by mistake, hit the wrong button. Wind turbines are not cost effective in themselves. They work as a backup for photovoltaics because when the sun isn't shining, it is usually windy so they fit together. A wind turbine by itself is not a good source of energy. Yup Obama is a tried and true rip off con man, no doubt about it and as for nancy pelosi......I think too much is being spent on keeping her alive, I think we should pull the plug on her respirator.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has just released their Energy Infrastructure Update report, which shows how much new electric generating capacity was installed for 2012. According to the report, renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, and wind) accounted for 49.10% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed in 2012 for a total of 12,956 MW. More than a quarter of that new capacity (25.29%, or 3,276 MW) reportedly came on-line in the month of December 2012 alone and wind led the way in 2012 with 164 new “units” totaling 10,689 MW.

Advocates of renewable energy are likely cheering...

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