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To: crosshairs

And President Obama’s plan, Kennedy says, is much better for the country. “We need to be energy independent but we can’t look into the future by looking in a rearview mirror and say that we’re going to do that through carbon,” Kennedy says in an exclusive interview with The Daily Ticker. The idea that there’s not a future for wind and solar energies in the U.S. “is just a hoax.” Related: Clean Energy: Obama Says It’s the Future, Paul Ryan Calls It a Fad Kennedy gives the example of a solar plant being built in the Mojave Desert. The plant will be one of the largest power plants in the U.S. and will be completed in three years. Coal plants take 10 years to build, Kennedy points out, and nuclear power plants can take as many 30 years. The solar plant costs $3 billion a gigawatt versus $15 billion for a nuke plant, one-fifth of the cost. Alternative energy sources like solar and wind are not only environmentally friendly policies, they’re also smarter economic choices, Kennedy says.

If this were so, WHY THE HELL DOES ANY SOLAR POWER GENERATING COMPANY EVEN NEED GOVERNMENT FUNDING, BUSINESSES WOULD BE CLIMBING OVER EACH OTHER TO SETUP THEIR OWN SOLAR POWER STATIONS!


3 posted on 10/23/2012 7:40:46 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Well, it’s cloudy out today and there is no wind. I guess that leaves what, cow farts?


5 posted on 10/23/2012 7:47:32 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: GraceG

though you are correct, try looking into how much “Land Mass” it would take to replace 1 nuclear plant with one Solar Plant in terms of megawatts. It is obvious that NOBODY has ever thought this through, because THERE IS NOT ENOUGH LAND IN THE US TO DO THIS.


14 posted on 10/23/2012 8:28:42 AM PDT by eyeamok
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