$1 billion Calif. solar project faces problems

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    $1 billion Calif. solar project faces problems - San Jose Mercury News

    BLYTHE, Calif.—A major Southern California solar energy project could be delayed or even canceled following a deadly outbreak of distemper among kit foxes and the discovery of a prehistoric human settlement on the work site, according to a report Saturday. The $1 billion Genesis Solar Energy Project near Blythe in the desert east of Los Angeles was on track to start producing power for some 187,500 homes starting in 2014. But critics tell the Los Angeles Times ( Problems cast shadows of doubt on solar project - latimes.com) the distemper outbreak and discovery of a possible Native American cremation site show that expedited procedures approved by state and federal...
     
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    hilarious
     
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    they'll figure something out. I'm very proud of our country...
     
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    Let me guess...you're overjoyed.

    Sicko.
     
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    Would be a good idea for making mobile homes energy self-sufficient...
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    Solar panels could double as a roof
    Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Researchers in Australia are developing a solar roof system that uses wasted energy to warm air and water.

     
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    Can dingos catch distemper?
     
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    I would say its more like "see, I told ya so".
     
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    It's time to refocus our energy towards coal, oil, nuclear and natural gas. Screw this until they find away to make it economical.
     
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    The energy supply "mix" should embrace hydrocarbons, nuclear, AND alternatives/renewables.

    But (and that's a big butt), the government has no cause to assess punitive tax measures on hydrocarbons simply to collect the funding needed to artificially support alternatives/renewables.

    The oil industry is the largest non-governmental investor in alternatives and renewables.

    Ironic, innit?
     
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    Could you imagine if the Internet were around at the time of Edison and Ford? Every setback would be broadcast worldwide and people would chastise the "waste" of time and energy and cheer the failure.

    Which is fine I guess, free speech means that you're going to eventually hear things that you think are stupid, idiotic, or stuff you flat out disagree with.

    The cold, callus cheering about persons potentially losing their jobs and/or their investments is a sign of mental illness though.

    You all do realize that at some point, we will run out of coal and petroleum. What then? I hope to hell we wake up and start splitting some atoms which has proven to be safe and above all else EFFECTIVE!!!! Since the density of this nation precludes us from putting a nuke plant in every community, we're going to need some other alternatives. So by all means, keep cheering the failures.
     

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