Comments on: Feinstein wants her desert and solar, too http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Pam http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-339242 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:29:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-339242 No to the solar desert project! 10,000 acres of desert ripped up and billions of gallons of water a year (in the desert) to sustain this project!

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By: Bob Armstrong http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-338987 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:26:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-338987 Currently happening in our county: a for profit company secures land, obtains permits, and builds a solar farm (producing enough energy for 150,000 homes) in Carrisso Plains and contracts to sell energy produced to a Semi Private/Public Co. (PG&E). I , like thousands of other Americans, would like to get solar for my home but can not afford to do so. Idea: me and 100,000 like minded Americans give the Fed. Gov’t $10,000 off our IRA money tax-free, a billion dollars ( think stimulus at no cost to the Fed. Gov’t). This would do a number of things: I get into the solar game at a much lower cost and much more efficiently, my IRA money is giving me a better return than the 0% to 3% people are trying to secure presently, no energy bill gives me more monthly income, and I am a part owner of a solar co-op ( think Hoover Dam at no cost to the gov’t). The Fed. Gov’t gets free stimulus money to build and own a solar farm. And how about this as new way of looking at things, after me and 100,000 of my fellow Americans get our monthly allotment of energy, the Fed. Gov’t could use the excess to power federal buildings. Again this model is being done in our county, but in the for profit and semi for profit model we all have heard about. Its time to think alittle differently

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By: solar energy http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-338962 Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:41:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-338962 surely better use could be made of all the existing empty rooftops in the middle of cities

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By: Greg Tompkins http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-338958 Fri, 27 Mar 2009 22:58:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-338958 I am so tired of this “NIMBY” attitude when it comes to power generation. We here in the Pacific Northwest generate most of the power California uses and they expect us to build LNG lines for their benefit, take away our views to build wind power plants and damn up our rivers for hydroelectric. I’ve even heard they want us to divert the Columbia River so they can take our water too. If California wants to be “green” it needs to step up to the plate and generate some of its own power too.

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-338918 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 20:06:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-338918 I don’t see the problems with solar, wind, or Tesla technologies as compared to oil, coal, and nuclear. Erosion? Birds? Ugly? Downtime? Deathrays? Many ways around those issues. I think it is silly to not allow this type of development especially with the carbon cap and trade legislation on the horizon to raise energy prices for consumers by 30-40% not to mention the global carbon taxes that are coming on EVERYTHING we use and do no matter how the energy is generated. It is absolutely silly to not use these types of energy generation and allow the many industries for associated products to come to fruition because of it. Lobbyists for major corporations will lobby for incentives for carbon usage and that will put the cost burden on the people. I think we can find some good spots to work with in the 600,000 acres there and others around the nation without ruining our environment or our future collateral for borrowing trillions from from the Chinese and others to pay for our bankrupt debt based government banker controlled economy.

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By: Nichola Groom http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-338902 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 23:57:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-338902 Salazar discussed renewable energy zones again today, saying he sees “significant conflict” over where renewable energy projects will be sited. Full story is here: http://www.reuters.com/article/environme ntNews/idUSTRE52N7EX20090324

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By: mike platt http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-338901 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 23:54:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-338901 Anybody who’s been to the Mojave Desert will be surprised by Senator Feinstein’s position. It is complete desolation. However, there’s plenty of open space in the Southwest so if the Mojave is a problem it shouldn’t be hard to find a suitable replacement. (The Mojave may have the advantage of being closer to electricity transmission lines).

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By: Feinstein Is a Wise Sage http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-338900 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 23:21:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-338900 I’m sure many do not understand the imortance of preserving this ecosystem, but despite having an image of being a “baren wasteland,” the desert is quite diverse. It is a travesty that an ecological niche predetermined to be preserved, will all of a sudden be determined for destruction for “eco power,” what a contradiction. We can still preserve the environment and build solar/wind power in areas most suitable, and not on lands that some government schmucks thinks its convenient because its already in their hands.

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By: No Nonsense http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-338897 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:02:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-338897 It sure seems funny that the same people who whine and cry about using fossil fuels and want renewable energy are also the same ones who whine and cry that they don’t want those projects in their back yards. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

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By: Potsdam http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/23/feinstein-wants-her-desert-and-solar-too/comment-page-1/#comment-338896 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 20:25:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12407#comment-338896 Agreed cloud…looks like we are outgrowing the fish bowl

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