Comments on: Intel-backed SpectraWatt to close New York solar factory http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/24/intel-backed-spectrawatt-to-close-new-york-solar-factory/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: fnl http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/24/intel-backed-spectrawatt-to-close-new-york-solar-factory/comment-page-1/#comment-348387 Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:36:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19374#comment-348387 The funny thing is the lesson being drawn from this. Folks are saying we should level the playing field with PRC’s terrible centralized planning investment decisions by making equal/greater terrible centralized planning investment decisions. If the Chinese want to invest in a non-commercially viable business, I would say we’d be better off taking advantage of their subsidizing the business and devote our resources elsewhere. Devoting our resources elsewhere is better done by the private sector, which rotates capital far more quickly than the government. Less government will equal greater jobs.

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By: magnets http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/24/intel-backed-spectrawatt-to-close-new-york-solar-factory/comment-page-1/#comment-347615 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:53:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19374#comment-347615 The USA needs to get back in the game (rather than ‘the’, let’s say ‘a’ game). Read about the Minerva Medica project in the book ‘Getting Back To The American Dream’.

Better read it before the Chinese win the health care game too. Too bad Obamacare was about ‘wealth transfer’ rather than fixing medical problems.

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By: prabhud http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/24/intel-backed-spectrawatt-to-close-new-york-solar-factory/comment-page-1/#comment-347536 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:47:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19374#comment-347536 One option for SpectraWatt is to shift to India and compete with China. If they need to interact contact me psdeodhar@aplab.com More on me at www.psdeodhar.net

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By: LEEDAP http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/24/intel-backed-spectrawatt-to-close-new-york-solar-factory/comment-page-1/#comment-347472 Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:56:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19374#comment-347472 Wow. Once again China outperforms the US competition. Also investigate battery technology and production. The only way the US can compete is if the playing field is leveled. That means greater investment by the Government and a long-term, National program to support industry in a cooperative approach rather than a competitive one. China is mastering the centrally controlled free market. This is something the US did well in the 1950’s after WWII. Many cooperative programs between the National Laboratories and industry produced jobs and consumer products that benefited workers, consumers, and society. Hopefully we’ll relearn this from China’s success.

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