NV., The next Mecca of Green Energy?

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    NV pretty much exists because of taxpayer funded green energy and water projects arising from FDR's New Deal.
    Hydro power is green energy.
     
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    How the hell do you screw up a geothermal well? Especially one that produces 35MW instead of 45MW..

    There's more to this story.. Never was a risk of a "dry well" -- the margin should have been there for producing slightly less.. I think INCOMPETENT people are getting the GOVT funding. The ones that would NEVER have trusted by private investors..

    And USCittyCat -- Hydro USED to be green.. Officially, it's been purged from most lists of "alternatives". Except for "micro-hydro" which is an enviro nightmare and a joke.. Time to FREE the salmon and restore the river ecologies...
     
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    Las Vegas was a little cow town before FDR's Hoover Dam and all those tax dollars.
    They still depend on Hoover dam for electric and water.
     
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    Mostly water. And So. California benefits the most from Hoover Dam.
     
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    Nevada has great geothermal potential. Plus solar, and some wind. Time to take advantage of those resources, and get off of fossil fuels.
     
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    Pay attention Ole Rocks.. Here's what I said...

    And you proceeded to neg-rep me for that FULLY founded statement. Now when stuff like that happens -- I put my life on hold to defend it and make you look ridiculous..

    Lemme back that statement up --- just a little OK???

    http://www.sierraclub.org/policy/conservation/energy.pdf

    Hydropower Doesn't Count as Clean Energy | Environment | AlterNet

    Holy Cow Roxie --- could that be? Are your eco-buds right about METHANE emission? Or is this just a desperate attempt to pervert science? Anyway -- you enjoying the econaut ANGST about hydroelectric no longer being on the Clean Green Alternative Preferred list?

    Let's continue to earn those Neg-Rep points..

    China's Three Gorges Dam: An Environmental Catastrophe?: Scientific American

    No disaster there eh? No Enviro impact report required..

    As Wind Power Grows, a Push to Tear Down Dams - NYTimes.com

    Well let's go at it ole Rocks.. WHAT did I originally say that was wrong or beligerent or nasty enough to get you pissed? Or are you just wimpy enough to lash out for no apparent reason.

    Because your moronic cult-like absorption in "alternative energy" is falling apart in front of your eyes.. I can see why you're desparate.. Thanks for providing the motivation to point that out... :meow: :laugh2:
     
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    Nope, Nevada exists because we were smart enough to let people play and do what they want. So long as they don't hurt anyone else. We were the divorce capitol of the US for decades and of course were the first to legalise gambling and prostitution. In other words where the rest of your states considered it Vice, we considered it OK.

    Nevada has allways gotten back less money then it sends to DC. Even with Reid as Senate Majority Leader we get around 65 cents back (give or take a few pennies) for every dollar we send in.

    I do agree however that the Green projects here are losers for the most part.
     
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    LV was a cowtown even after the Hoover Dam "investment" it took the Mob to get LV on the map. Jeesh, don't you watch any movies!:lol: And, for the record LV gets the VAST majority of its electricity from the power plants in the Moapa Valley (fed by the Peabody coal mine in the Navajo Nation). I think it gets less then 5% of its electricity from Hoover Dam, most of that goes to California.
     
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    If they were as efficient we would be. Environmentalists are pissed off at the solar project in southern Nevada because it is going to have a major impact on the desert tortoise. Wind power would wipe out our indigenous birds not to mention all the raptors that would be killed so we don't want that either.

    Geothermal is good but right now I like Wheelabrator Technologies trash burning power plants even better. Less enviro damage and they help clean up a growing problem and give us energy at a cheaper cost then photo volataic bya freakin mile.
     

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