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Report: Government-backed solar power costs 161 percent more than coal power
The Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/2014 | unknown

Posted on 02/15/2014 8:21:33 AM PST by rktman

The Obama administration heaped praise on the world’s largest solar thermal power facility, which began sending energy to customers in California on Thursday.

The 392 megawatt Ivanpah solar facility was hailed as a grand achievement, but the administration neglected delivering solar power to consumers is much more expensive than coal.

The Ivanpah solar thermal facility in California’s Mojave Desert is the largest in the world, but it comes with a high cost. To start, the facility received $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the Obama administration in 2011 — about 73 percent of the project’s total costs, according to BrightSource Energy. Ivanpah is part of President Obama’s plan to push more green energy use to take on global warming.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Society
KEYWORDS: didiots; ecowackos; epaoutofcontrol; glowbullwarming; solarenergy; waroncoal
Ouch! Seem to remember somebody saying something about energy prices necessarily skyrocketing. Dang if I can put my finger on who that might have been. It's like that someone could predict the future. Or was consulting with Karnak.
1 posted on 02/15/2014 8:21:34 AM PST by rktman
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The installation seems so relevant. Three large towers, phallic symbols, screwing the American people!


2 posted on 02/15/2014 8:23:54 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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The real number is a lot more than 161%. The true cost of solar power is 10 to 20 times the incremental cost of the coal power it replaces.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 8:24:32 AM PST by detective
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it will never, EVER pay for itself... let alone pay back the taxpayers
4 posted on 02/15/2014 8:28:26 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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If you’re going to successfully destroy America, you have to take the people’s money away from them and get them to writing poetry and learning how to play the guitar. Well, I hate poetry and learned how to play the guitar while I was still working full time jobs. Of course, I am “old school” and I’m able to “multitask”.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 8:31:34 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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LOL! Per the administration.......seasonably adjusted numbers, revised numbers, unexpected numbers, surprise numbers, greater than previously predicted...........

You know the drill.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 8:35:13 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL! I learned to play guitar WAYYYY before every Tom, Dick and Jane on every street corner did(and most of them way better than me). So, that musta been a long time ago.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 8:37:28 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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It would be funny if rising prices were not literally destroying people’s lives.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 8:38:12 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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I did pretty good back in the 60s playing in a decent “garage band”. Switched over to country in the 70s. I didn’t learn to play in order to “chase my dream.” I learned to play for the bucks. LOL!


9 posted on 02/15/2014 8:40:59 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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Think it was a poser golfer.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:41:05 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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But, but, but... we get all those dead, fried birds as a food source. What’s not to like?


11 posted on 02/15/2014 8:54:11 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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Ah....George Bush? Ah..mmmm..er... Ronald Reagan?

no. come to I think of it..I remember it being that long legged mack daddy kenyan dope DBA...Barack Hassan Hussein Mohammad Obama.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 9:04:01 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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That 161% assumes 100% effeciency. In reality it is 10% effecient. The math works out to..

161%/10% = necessarily skyrocket


13 posted on 02/15/2014 9:19:27 AM PST by Organic Panic
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analogous to the Navy buying green diesel fuel for $25+ gallon. Go ahead, try to convince me the obozo isn't intentionally breaking the bank and shoveling billions to the establishment cronies.
14 posted on 02/15/2014 9:23:06 AM PST by drypowder
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It’s a LOT worse than that. They’re padding the numbers, and they still can’t come even close.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 9:37:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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16 posted on 02/15/2014 9:43:56 AM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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