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Complete waste of money, time, effort, etc. horribly inefficient. I work for a major power provider in the Midwest and have seen how god awful solar and wind are. It's a a dog n pony show, "we care about the environment blah blah blah", nothing more
Don't get me wrong, they both work and have an incredibly smaller carbon footprint than coal, they are just extremely inefficient, which makes the inflated start up costs even tougher to swallow.
You don't understand it, that is obvious. Its not something to "buy". Its categorically way better.
Natural Gas is our future unless the knee-jerk environmentalists shut the Fracking down just ask T Boone Pickens who pulled his investments from Solar and other alternatives and reinvested his millions into Nat Gas.
Not all the people who rely on coal for a job which includes my self
You're skilled and intelligent likely then, you'll find work. Your current job includes the description, "radically and rapidly ruining the singular planetary body we know of that can support us". So, sorry, it's gotta go.
No, just that it's a lot cheaper. I looked at going solar with my home because of all the tax credits and it was still going to cost be upwards of $20K with the tax credits. That's pretty much 10 years worth of power bills at my house (power generated at a natural gas plant).
Oil, natural gas, and coal are all cheap (and abundant despite what the enviro fascists want you to believe) relative to wind and solar...... especially the coal and gas. Without HUGE government subsidies (like the tax credits to home owners mentioned above), no one would be talking about it at all.
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I'm paying 13 cents per kw/hr now. Almost every state in the union is under 20 cents. Now sure how paying 35 cents is a cheaper?
Lulz you're so wrong it's not even funny. Who cares anyway I won't be here when this world goes to shit and nor will you
Actually I am trying to create as big a carbon footprint as I can...
I only have a bout 30 years left on this earth. I want to go out in comfort and style.
Not even close. I work for the Railroad and coal supports every major class 1 railroad in the nation. Lulz at everyone of you treehuggers who thinks natural gas is going to take over. Most domestic power plants are switching to natural gas they're simply converting to natural gas right now while it is cheaper but still have the option to switch back to coal which will happen again. We still serve just as many power plants as we did 5 years ago when we were at our peak. Also china and Europe buy all our coal anyways so you tree clinging liberals can suck a fatty anyways.
How am I wrong?
The cleanliness, though, has been questioned:
Cornell University researchers say that natural gas pried from shale formations is dirtier than coal in the short term, rathe...
Those costs are plummetting. Your comments were viable three years ago, are barely retaining validity now through 2015 and then after that solar will be so freakin cheap it will be obnoxious. In three or four years we will be able to purchase photovoltaic paint and just paint the exterior of a structure.
I didn't say hydrocarbons are more abundant, but cheaper to produce energy. My comment on abundance was in parenthesis. All have some government subsidies (which I'm 100% opposed to), but it's not to make it cheaper, it's largely because politicians have worked to get those subsidies for the people that got them financially got them elected.
On a consumer level......
Solar is too expensive where I live despite the fact that I have sunshine probably 250-300 days out of the year. Wind isn't practical on a consumer level. I've even entertained geothermal but the ROI is 15+ years. The best bang for your buck in the south is to insulate to the max and buy quality doors and windows (if you're building new or remodeling).
Will be a great day when you can put these on your house and say FU to the power company
Steve Spurrier is a God, and Mark Richt worships him
Can you succinctly argue why nuclear is more expensive? These costs are definitely not being passed to the consumer. Who's eating these costs?
Nuclear is cleaner than everything but the renewables and from what I can see, cheaper.
I would argue the cleaner part....we dont have a real plan for nuclear waste,specifically spent fuel rods. if the government will allow us to start recycling the fuel like France does,then yes
So you're saying it would end global warming?
Count me in!
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