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Bottomline from Tom Friedman - "WHY NOT (to impose) A Carbon Tax?"
1 posted on 08/06/2012 9:25:22 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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Given the desperate rush to tear out all the dams in America, hydroelectric is apparently a great threat to wind and solar as well.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Get It Right on Gas (Shale Gas Boom Could Kill Solar, Wind)

Not by the hair of Washington's chinny chin chin.

3 posted on 08/06/2012 9:42:24 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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A sustained gas glut could undermine new investments in wind, solar, nuclear and energy efficiency systems — which have zero emissions — and thus keep us addicted to fossil fuels for decades.

We are not "addicted". There's no need to inject emotional terms into the discussion. We simply want the most reliable source at the lowest available price. Right now, the "green" sources cannot compete with the carbon-based sources on price, availability, or reliability. When they can, our "addiction" will magically disappear overnight. (True addicts will inform you that true addictions do not disappear overnight, and getting rid of one is far more painful than simply finding a superior alternative.)

6 posted on 08/06/2012 9:57:31 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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Seems to me that liberals can choose to buy shares in the NYT or wind/solar energy.

Unfortunately, they’ll use taxpayer money to do either.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 10:28:51 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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But, what will we do with those thousands of bird killing, no energy producing wind mills that are popping up all over the place?


8 posted on 08/06/2012 10:31:54 AM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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We need an economical process for methane to butanol production. That will provide a fuel that is almost a direct replacement for gasoline.
9 posted on 08/06/2012 10:39:57 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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How do you kill a corpse?


10 posted on 08/06/2012 10:42:07 AM PDT by snoopy 'n linus
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Clean energy is a myth. There is no such thing.

Liberals are lamenting that they cannot stop the natural gas industry despite their lies, emotions and hysteria.

Liberals know that this will kill many environmental groups that donate solely to liberal politicians.

Liberals know that they will never control energy via gov’t that is the plan for solar, wind, etc.

A new era of low-cost energy will lead to another 30 year economic boom that will transform this nation in the same way the personal computer transformed this nation.


11 posted on 08/06/2012 10:47:37 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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I think Thomas L. Friedman should set an example for all of us by publicly vowing to stop exhaling carbon dioxide.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT by Colinsky
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