Comments on: One small step for green energy, one giant leap…. http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Vikas http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340480 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:20:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340480 This is indeed a landmark project.However, Solar power projects in India though not as big are catching up fast. Why is it that western media always covers what happens in West, so many developments are already happening in India and Middle East.I myself work on solar technology and if we compare solar PV power plants to any other power plants, the best advantage is they dont use WATER to generate steam, besides CO2 emissions, water usage and pollution is an equally imp issue for power generation.

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By: green-energy http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340443 Sat, 18 Jul 2009 03:28:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340443 Yes. Just one small step for green energy. But we can expect the leap and the future of green energy.

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340395 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:52:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340395 Excellent idea but I would not put my country’s energy infrastructure in the Sahara under a foreign rule and so far from home.

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By: Bill http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340393 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:42:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340393 So at night ya’ll are going to burn diesel/natural gas/candles??

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By: African Englishman http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340361 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 08:17:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340361 Oil companies can’t be put in the same category as most other businesses – maybe they shouldn’t be in Venezuela reaping the rewards and giving little back at a grass root level (another topic altogether).There needs to be faith in African countries and confidence in their people – if the project described or any others with ‘fantastic vision’ are to work, they will be based on mutual co-operation. In this case benefiting Europe and North Africa as a green energy resource and Africa specifically as an enriching infrastructural project. It will ultimately show that co-operation globally is the best and most positive route for all nations/governments to take. Anyway – what else are we going to do on all this sand with desertification a growing global concern?

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By: Peter Foster-Bunch http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340356 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 06:34:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340356 This brilliant idea that is gaining international traction to provide CO2-free electricity for Europe and northern Africa must be given every opportunity to succeed.Central to this is security. Without this the insurance industry and the construction industry will not support it. My suggestion is that the section or zone of the Sahara earmarked as the location should obtain a similar robust status as the original Panama Canal Authority of 1902 along with its own army and police to protect the infrastructure and power-feed to Europe for at least 50 years.With this in place the massive funding necessary will be achieved.RegardsPeter Foster-Bunch

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By: edwin http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340352 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 02:01:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340352 The real reason behind this project is certainly that millions acres of unsettled land is there for the taking. This deserted area could in the blank of an eye turn into a megalopolis.

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By: cort http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340347 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:59:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340347 Probably not much noticed, but should enough mirrors be focussed on a small volume in space, they can take down aircraft and satellites.

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By: fixman http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340340 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 20:07:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340340 Isn’t there any concern over putting expensive infrastructure into Africa? Local government can change hands and nationalize all that expensive hardware… Just ask Venezuela and the US companies that had refineries there…

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By: 12 Weeks Pregnant http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/14/one-small-step-for-green-energy-one-giant-leap/comment-page-1/#comment-340339 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 20:07:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13439#comment-340339 This is news that makes me happy, maybe I still believe in fairytales but I simply have to. Its projects like this that give hope for the future, generate green energy and share wealth at the same time. Its almost too good to be true but 12 large companies backing this plan……..will common sense eventually prevail?

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