The future in Mexico

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    All across the southern portion of our nation, we have parking lots where solar could provide shade and weather protection for customers as well as power for the business and grid, we have warehouse and mall roofs, many, many other places where the panels would not be taking up land.
     
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    As long as the government isn't involved in it, I'm fine with solar infrastructure.

    As a traditional conservative, I do want to conserve natural resources and the environment..
     
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    That's not a bad idea
     
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    As goeorge Carlin would say , golf courses, cementarys and now solar farms a waste of space ..
     
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    But not just Mexico;

     
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    With rising expectations of it's population, China has vast energy needs. This is one of the ways that it is starting to meet those needs.

     
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    Of course the government will be involved. Here in Oregon with have basalt ridges, mostly rock, with vast wind and solar potential. That is BLM land, so the use of it would be controlled by the government. But, by throwing a grid from the Idaho border to Klamath Falls, and charging for the electricity going across it, the government could pay for it the same as we payed for the Interstate System. Utilities would build solar and wind projects, and pay for the use of the land the same as they do for the wheat farmers east of The Dallas. And that money could provide much needed funds for the upkeep of our national parks and monuments.
     
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    Lordy, lordy, bear, you are stuck on dumb, for sure. Here in the US there are many places we can put solar where the land is already in use. Parking lots, warehouses, shopping malls, factory roofs, the roofs of individual homes, to create virtual power stations. For someone that is supposed to be a mechanic, you seem to have very little imagination.
     
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    "Sea of Solar Panels Turns the Desert Green"

    It still looks pretty brown to me.
     
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    Then, I object. The government shouldn't be in the business of subsidizing any form of energy. Or any other industry, for that matter.

    And any land that BLM has claimed ownership of should be returned to the States.

    The government doesn't have anything. They do not produce anything. All it does is steal from producers and redistribute what they steal arbitrarily. In that regard, government is the most biased entity on the planet. And the biggest polluters, for that matter.

    Look what happened when they got involved with ethanol fuel and subsidized the corn farmers. It destroyed competition, destroyed any competition for other means of energy, took food off tables, and out of the mouths of livestock and dairy cows, also driving up those prices, because it's now going into our gas tanks (screwing up engines, btw).
     
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