Skip to comments.Feinstein: Don't Spoil Our Desert With Solar Panels
Posted on 03/21/2009 9:27:50 AM PDT by Joiseydude
WASHINGTON -- California's Mojave Desert may seem ideally suited for solar energy production, but concern over what several proposed projects might do to the aesthetics of the region and its tortoise population is setting up a potential clash between conservationists and companies seeking to develop renewable energy.
Feinstein said Friday she intends to push legislation that would turn the land into a national monument, which would allow for existing uses to continue while preventing future development.
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Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything
“Feinstein: Don’t Spoil Our Desert With Solar Panels”
Watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside
LOL! Solar panels are hideous, and even more hideous are those gawdawful windmills. Aside from chopping up birds, they march over every hill in California, destroy the view, and make a roaring noise that can be heard for miles. But I guess in the view of the greenies, anything is better than petroleum or nuclear...
Why can’t Stalin and Trotsky get along? So sad.
And lets not forget that no one must make any money off the production of that energy.
Time for the Monkey Wrench Gang to resurface only this time, they will be on OUR side not the greenies! LOL! (LOLOLOLs fully activated on Saturdays, a FReeper had a great essay on LOLers)
No wind farms near the Kennedys.
No gitmo detainees at Pelosi’s Alcatraz.
Now, no solar panels in Fienstein’s Mohave Desert?
Really? Would you like to throw some more straw men up there? I've NEVER heard of the second complaint. There are legitimate reasons that we shouldn't be adopting wind power, but these two arguments aren't anywhere near legitimate.
I agree that we should be building nuclear plants. But there are issues with those. Nuclear plants are not responsive enough to deal with fluctuating demand. It takes timeframes on the order of weeks to change the output of a nuclear plant. Wind, combined with energy storage technologies can be responsive to this demand. I'm an engineer. I deal with making the peg and the hole fit together. Putting up windmills for the sake of putting up windmills is a square peg, round hole thing. But putting up windmills with a defined storage strategy that makes them fill a niche in the power generation industry is good engineering and makes use of the resources available to us.
Arguments like yours are a detriment to those of us trying to propose "common sense" solutions.
I think Sam Kinison pretty much summed it up about world hunger and deserts when he was on Letterman for his 1st appearance;
No common sense in the Obama While House.
Nuke-power IS economical AND environmentally friendly though...
GREAT!! Feinstein fighting the greenies. I love it. May they both lose.
I'm glad this discussion has started among the left, nuclear is an option that we can construct in attractive architecture closer to already urban areas, we shouldn't spoil our outdoors.
Wonder what the senator’s carbon footprint looks like?
Watermelon. I love it.
Having said that, I actually prefer B***H for this gun-grabbing HYPOCRITE!!!
Been to her beautiful hell-hole of a desert and it’s an ideal spot for a witch like Fineswine to prep her corpulent body for the spot in which she’ll almost certainly spend eternity.
"Hey, Diane, a little shade around here might be kind of nice!"
For your education AntiKey
Man this is getting serious,....
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