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jim39 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 1:06 PM
I once wondered who we'd surrendered to: it is obvious that we've surrendered to SOMEONE. But who? http://www.dailyinterlake.com/opinion/columns/frank/article_7924e4f0-0468-11e2-8da2-0019bb2963f4.html So why do solar panels make sense? Why kill home-developed energy sources, like coal and oil and nuclear and natural gas? Read the article. Obama owes, big-time. And the combination of self-destructive policies and bad investments are explaine in a nutshell.
Lars795 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 1:20 PM
Solar panels, energy for residences makes sense, it should have been mandated along with wind energy back in the '70's (Note: solar where best and wind where best, along with geothermal, etc.). But for manufacturing and huge energy users the usage of it is STUPID! It used to be people paid for medical services up front or made a deal with the doctor, and payment could have been what they made or had (chickens, wheat, quilts).
inkling_revival Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 1:39 PM
" it should have been mandated along with wind energy back in the '70's"

Perpetuating "stupid," are we?

A) Mandates for energy sources guarantee malinvestment and waste. Whatever government mandates gets more money than would otherwise have been invested (meaning the energy source could not attract investors on its own), and other sources get less than would have been invested.
B) Solar and wind are INTERMITTENT. They only generate power part of the time. That means that 100% of the power has to come from some other source at least part of the time. That means that neither solar nor wind can REPLACE other sources, they can only AUGMENT them.
C) Solar and wind are DIFFUSE. They only generate so much power per square foot. (cont.)
inkling_revival Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 1:40 PM
(cont.) That means they tie up huge amounts of one of the most limited resources in the world -- land. And they tie it up close to population centers, where it is the most expensive.

Where solar panels make sense, guess what? People use them without government making any sort of mandate!!

And why are so few people using solar panels? Because they almost never make economic sense.

Get a clue. Please.
Lars795 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 2:59 PM
The reason for mandate is because people would never install them on their own. They'd rather buy the cigs and kegs.

And I have used wind and solar in Alaska, Minnesota, Mid New York state. Granted it is not 100% active all the time, but it is better than not having it.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 3:14 PM
Another hogwash, claim from a brainwashed liberal idiot. SOlar panels and wind were not even CLOSE to development and still are not close thanks to the cost and need for rare minerals that pollute the atmosphere. It would make more Sense to develop all the OIL and GAS resources in this country and have energy for another 200 years.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 3:19 PM
No, it's NOT better; Better would be to develop our petroleum resources and our natural gas resources and continue mining coal. If you live where power from those WONT reach then, fine use solar (Bet THAT was really useful in Alaska Minnesota and Mid-New York state in the winter time) and ditto wind power which gets shut down during HIGH winds like a blizzard leaving you in the cold and dark. No the reason for the mandate is so some big Democrat donor can make a fortune before the company goes bankrupt. Get the government OUT of the energy market and let free enterprise rule,
topknot Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 4:46 PM
Is Obummer and his crooks going to pay for the solar panels and to have them installed ? Wake up people with no jobs thanks to Obummer how are we to pay for Obummer fancy little toys while he is spending money like the dumb person he is.
Moonbat Exterminator Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 1:19 PM
Unscroupulous wealthy Dem donors were looking for an easy way to hit a big score with minimal risk. No entity on earth has more money and less care about spending it than gubmint. The saw Barry's beleif in "green energy" which inspired them to set up sham businesses which raided the US Treasury, scoring billions. In return, they donates a cut to bankroll Barry's campaign.

There was a lot of stupid in the presidential race this week. I’ve written about it all here. But I’ve been thinking about something for awhile. I’ve gotten sidetracked by the media every time I set out to write about it, but no more. Today, we explore the question: What will they think about us 50 years from now? What will they think of how we’ve tried to govern the country? What will they think of the arguments we’re having now?

Perhaps a few letters will help.

From the Future

Dear Past,

Was it worth it? Was the party worth...