Comments on: Solar energy vs wildlife http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/01/05/solar-energy-vs-wildlife/ Insight and investigations from our expert reporters Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:21:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AltonBob http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/01/05/solar-energy-vs-wildlife/comment-page-1/#comment-214 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 01:08:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=690#comment-214 Asking for opinions is not very useful without supplying more information… such as: how much space per MegaWatt is needed for these plants? Is there to be a continuous blanket of collectors, or are they in sections with spaces between them? What is the proposed ratio of collector coverage to empty zones between? Answers to these questions make differences in the degree of environmental impacts. It’s not like trees – natural solar collectors – don’t shade out the zones below them: basking creatures manage to adapt to trees. It seems that making this out as a black vs. white issue is someone’s way of preventing discussion and compromise.

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By: glwoll http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/01/05/solar-energy-vs-wildlife/comment-page-1/#comment-209 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:12:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=690#comment-209 Distributed power will lessen the need for these huge solar installations. Here’s a few ways people can generate power from home without encroaching on sensitivel ands elsewhere: http://bit.ly/gdxSKj

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By: SingleStepper http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/01/05/solar-energy-vs-wildlife/comment-page-1/#comment-207 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:55:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=690#comment-207 Demonizing solar energy? Plants use solar energy, let’s eradicate them, shall we?
Putting up solar panels, like making a friggin fence, is an offense to nature?!? OK fine, let’s just keep on spewing fossil fuels into the environment. Oh wait, that’s who you work for, right?

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By: MayaLee http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/01/05/solar-energy-vs-wildlife/comment-page-1/#comment-205 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 01:34:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=690#comment-205 We, human beings, need the same spaces that the animals do – it’s part of our basic needs. Solar energy is easy. Instead of creating “farms”, just put the panels on people’s roof – there are a lot of roofs, enough that we don’t need to use extra land. It’s all about the power companies making money, not about how to manage our resources wisely.

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