Solar Takes a Huge Hit

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    When you have to really upon government for something, at one point or another you're going to be greatly disappointed.

    (Reuters) - China’s unexpected move to slash incentives for solar power has sent stocks into a free fall and prompted analysts to lower forecasts for global installations this year amid expectations that a glut of excess panels would send prices tumbling.

    Global solar forecasts lowered as China cuts support policies
     
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    This will hurt the EU bunches.
     
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    Isn't that what you want the demise of an industry?
     
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    Solar turns out to be dirtier than oil when you consider the battery disposal problems. Maybe the big brains will finally figure out that ocean waves and river currents can spin more wheels than any other energy source on the planet and start using them.
     
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    Hydro also has problems as in reducing the catch but it is still the best thing short of fusion that we can build.
     
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    Agree except for the nuclear waste disposal (keeping it buried far away from ground water) and safe from terror attack. The hydro I'm speaking to is off every ocean coast and every inland river in America. It's so clean it's ridiculous....it's constant, reliable, and doesn't impact nature in any way.
     
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    True but it needs to be paired with Aqua culture to keep the cost of food down. Also puree of fish from going through the turbine literally causes a big stink It's the right way to go but the Devil is in the details.
     
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    Nah, they can build adequate screens to keep fish away from the paddle-wheel...the turbines themselves will be onshore. It's already happening and with a massive infusion of private investment cash, could be replacing wind and solar (the great bird killers) within a decade.
     
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    That should work well in the desert.
     
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    Real stupid. We just take all of all our lead acid batteries and throw them into the land fill when they are done? The lithium batteries are also capable of being recycled. The percentage of nickel and cobalt in them is higher than that of the ores of either metal.
     

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