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Costly 'green jobs' solar plant sued by greenies
American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2011 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 01/17/2011 2:05:36 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike

A costly proposed solar power plant in Ivanpah, California, touted by President Obama as a "green jobs" initiative, is being sued by environmentalists. Nichola Groom of Reuters reports:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: brightsource; environmentalists; fraud; green; solar
Brightsource investors include Google.org (a member of Van Jones's Apollo Alliance) and the California State Teachers Retirement System. Billions in federal financing, billions every year for the next thirty years in taxpayer subsidies for above-market priced electricity, with profits going to Obama insiders like the Apollo Alliance and a teachers' union? Should we really call this "clean" energy?
1 posted on 01/17/2011 2:05:38 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 01/17/2011 2:07:38 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

What people fail to understand is, the “environMENTALISTS” don’t want us to have any kind of energy. They want to take America back to the Stone Age. It’s called being “progressive”.


3 posted on 01/17/2011 2:10:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Dude, where’s my green economy?

Solar Panel Maker Moves Work to China
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/business/energy-environment/15solar.html


4 posted on 01/17/2011 2:14:33 PM PST by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Most people are unaware that “green” energy is the MOST EXPENSIVE you can buy! Wind power costs WAY more than coal, natural gas, or nuclear plants. But don’t count on the Media Monolith telling you.


5 posted on 01/17/2011 2:14:40 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“If the Western Watersheds Project derails this poorly conceived, rushed-through scheme, for whatever reason, they will save American taxpayers and California electricity consumers a pile of money.”

WOW, are the “environmentalists” actually going to SAVE us money!

This has to be a first


6 posted on 01/17/2011 2:14:48 PM PST by coldtexan (30 below keeps the RIF RAF out)
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To: coldtexan

This has to be the funniest conundrum I’ve ever read about in a long time.


7 posted on 01/17/2011 2:17:54 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“....and the California State Teachers Retirement System”

Ya think that might give them a perverse interest in ensuring the project’s success threw the enactment of laws requiring the use of solar power?

Nah, move along, nothing to see here...


8 posted on 01/17/2011 2:17:55 PM PST by dila813
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To: FlingWingFlyer
They want to take America back to the Stone Age.

Where have we heard that before? Could it be another "favored" group?

9 posted on 01/17/2011 2:27:27 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: 2harddrive

0bama was aware...and he told us that his choices will cause traditional energy prices to necessarily skyrocket


10 posted on 01/17/2011 2:29:29 PM PST by mreerm
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To: 2harddrive

It makes more money for Greenies, who then use it to sue the government.

I hate progressives and environmentalists. They are nothing other than warped cults and should be treated as such. Further, they should be barred from filing their frivolous lawsuits.


11 posted on 01/17/2011 2:30:22 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais is beatha do cheal deanaimh)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The same thing happened with the Tesla electric car. All Obama’s SILLY-Con Valley Vulture capitalist pals and also friends of Gore.

Scamming taxpayers is the “greens” business model.

The public is so stupid and brainwashed by TV. They got looted by SILLY-Con Valley and Wall St back in 2000.


12 posted on 01/17/2011 2:32:54 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
There are different breeds of "environmentalist". A couple of years ago, I posted an article from The Economist about the battles between "treehuggers" and "nerds". Here's a link to the thread (it is illuminating):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2187221/posts
13 posted on 01/17/2011 2:45:14 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
You might get a message saying “This article is temporally off line”. Just hit refresh — it should come up after one or two tries. (I guess that it's now stored deep in the FR archives.)
14 posted on 01/17/2011 2:51:21 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: MamaDearest

Does this mean that Neanderthal Stone Age cave dwellers were on the cutting edge of the environmentalist movement? Who’d have thought it?


15 posted on 01/17/2011 3:33:41 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: coldtexan
"they will save American taxpayers and California electricity consumers a pile of money.”

Don't worry, the environmental lawyers will rake in their millions for litigating this case, "green" professors will get their grants and their university administrators will pat each other on the back for "making a difference in this world".

16 posted on 01/17/2011 3:49:46 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The Greenies: “Die freezing & starving to death in the dark, stinking hyumaans!”


17 posted on 01/17/2011 4:04:21 PM PST by kiryandil
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To: coldtexan

“If the Western Watersheds Project derails this poorly conceived”””

Western Watersheds Project is the group that sued over the Delta Smelt & got the water shut off in the Central Valley of Calif.

Now—millions of acres of what once was productive farmland is turning into a dust bowl.

That Project is headed by Robert Kennedy Jr.


18 posted on 01/17/2011 4:24:50 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2658390/posts


19 posted on 01/17/2011 4:39:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: 2harddrive
Most people are unaware that “green” energy is the MOST EXPENSIVE you can buy!

Which is precisely why people don't use it. All you need to do is set up two power companies in California. Let one provide unsubsidized "green" energy, and let the other provide whatever energy will produce the highest profit margin (and lowest cost). Let consumers have a free choice in which company's electricity they will purchase. Then at the end of a year, tell me which one is still in business.

20 posted on 01/17/2011 4:45:30 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Here's a clue: The Greenies don't want us to use solar, they want us using oil and gas, and PAYING THEM for the "privilege." Guess who they work for?
21 posted on 01/17/2011 10:59:21 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: MasterGunner01
Does this mean that Neanderthal Stone Age cave dwellers were on the cutting edge of the environmentalist movement? Who’d have thought it?

Yep, they were the "cutting" edge then, and remain so now.

22 posted on 01/18/2011 12:11:39 PM PST by MamaDearest
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