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    Study Suggest Wind Power Potential is Much Higher than Current Estimates

    http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ent-estimates/

    Just another point of view.

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    The Heritage foundation which is a Conservative think tank has always opposed money for alternative energy.

    They are an example of a blind adherence to ideology getting in the way of good sound policy. If you read James Woolsley's (the former head of the CIA) interview you will understand that there are ideological Conservatives who are honest about the changes that are needed in this countries energy policy.
    Here it is for those that didnt read it in my other post.

    http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/14...f-is-a-problem

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    Like to hear your opinion on these two articles specifically Just Sirius.

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    Lloyd

    You cont to get me confused with someone else...have only minor problems with renewable energy!

    remember...I live in San Antonio...we have been putting our money where our mouth is! We are the one of the largest buyers of wind energy in the country...We also are using a significant amount of solar energy where applicable and affordable! Affordable renewable energy is the problem!

    This is taken from the governments 2007 Energy Information Administration
    and posted in the San Antonio Express News
    "estimated that in fiscal 2007, tax-payer subsidies for wind-generated electricity, including a production tax credit, equaled $23.37 per megawatt hour...compared to .68c for hydroelectric power and $1.59 for nuclear energy".

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    Do the math...Wind energy takes a .234 cent subsidy for every Kw/H which is what most electric companies bill for. Compare that with hydroelectric at
    .007 cents per Kw/hour and Nuclear energy at .016 cents per Kw/H. Like I have said...on numerous occasions...Wind energy is cost prohibitive! Another thing you fail to consider!

    In Texas...in 2 different locations...residents have fought and won...stopping wind farms from being built in their area. they have used noise polution...habitat disruption...eyesore defense!

    Why do you think T. Boone Pickens scrapped his gigantic wind farm plans for the plains of W. Texas...cost and litigation are a huge part of his reasons for scrapping the farm!
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    You have also forgotten that the wind does not blow 24/7 like left wing liberals. Wind generated power is unreliable! It can be at best 4th or 5th in line for producing energy! Absolutely not worth the hundreds of Billions being spent on it!

    You can spend all of our money in China...when the wind stops blowing...the energy productions stops!
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    Solar...same as wind generated electricity...presently very cost prohibitive and unreliable. Will agree though that they are making pretty good strides with this one...Many...Many years away from being cost effective...

    Also, same as wind generated energy...During lengthly periods of rain and heavy clouds...Solar is very ineffective!
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