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I looked in the the Yampa Valley collective thing for the solar farm in Craig, and lets just say that their "return on investment" was lacking.
It is a fact that we are not going to get off of coal at natural gas for electricity any time soon and definitely not in my lifetime. Does that mean that the effort to find other solutions in not worth while?
When NASA launched John Glenn into orbit that was pure fantasy with no payback in sight but somehow that technology turned into Superbowl Sunday, Weather satellites and Satelite phones that work anywhere on Earth. Pretty good payback for a fantasy.
Investing in alternative energy should be viewed in the same light. There might not be a payback in sight today, but without the investment we will never know what we missed out on. The final answer might be solar, wind, fission, fusion or more of the same but looking for alternatives is "always" the better choice and whether you like it or not, Gov't subsidies have always been one of the fastest vehicles for breeding new technology that does not pay for itself yet.
Did not ask for a lesson in using google. I am pretty sure I could prove that Fred Flintstone is a terrorist or that my car could get 1000 MPG if I wanted to.
What I asked for specifically was the hard facts, links, authors or papers that you are reading to come up with your cost comparisons. Your numbers simply do not match with the sources I find with my "google" search.
I understand that our political opinions are different. What I asked for was where are "you" getting your information. I was not arguing with your assertions, I did not express on opinion on the issue, I merely asked what your sources were so I could educate myself more completely.
If you just have your opinion and no actual facts or sources to back it up, then I guess we can all decide how useful that is.
So which is it Mark? Do you have sources or just talking points. Inquiring minds would like to know.
Uh, I asked for facts and references concerning wind/solar power generation costs and lifetime expense/profit analyis and you provide me with a laundry list of conservative taking points. This is not about your beliefs, I am asking about where you get your solar/wind cost analysis information. You know, actual facts and figures. Come on Man!
That is true, but your information seems far different than most of what I read so I would like to know where it is coming from.
How about some hard facts and supporting documentation to support your opinion?
While I have no sympathy for pet owners that allow their animals to harass the wildlife, I think we might be missing some key information here.
"It basically chewed a huge hind quarter off the elk," Haskins said.
Does anyone else think it is just a little far fetched that a single dog could chase down and eat the entire hind-quarter of an elk? That must be something like 100 Lbs of meat. Even for a large breed, that seems a monumental task.
There must be other animals involved, or an elk that had been previously injured for a single dog to take it down and eat the entire hind quarter. Something is missing from this analysis.
Having said that, any dog that cannot be controlled enough to stop this kind of activity should be put down on the spot.
What new taxes and fees are those Jeff. I am fairly familiar with the FCC ruling and there are no new taxes. Yes, you can find publications screaming about the "possibility", but I could find you some sites scared of Fred Flintstone too.
You got anything here? A link or reference to something?
or the middle 100 or the last 100, or any 100 drawn randomly.
Conservative representatives that currently hold elected office are calling for the elimination of: EPA, OSHA, BLM, DOE, HHS etc. That sounds like a call to eliminate regulation to me.
Just because you misrepresent your views when called "On the Carpet" does not change the actual fact that conservatives are calling for most if not all environmental regulation to be removed in the interest of jobs and profit.
Who is telling the lies now Mark?
Good Luck James. Debating with Mark is like playing Tennis against a brick wall. The hard right Conservative give us the line that Corporate Profit and a complete lack of regulation will free us from the evils of Gov't.
I believe that a more balanced approach is required where the Gov't sets the rules of the game and has the teeth to monitor and enforce compliance. Especially when it comes to environmental issues, the private sector will "ALWAYS" find the cheaper solution and expecting them to "Do the Right Thing" has proven to be a failed strategy.
Yes, the current system is broken, and there is plenty of blame to go around on all sides. Our leaders and our citizens need to start listening to each other instead of constantly telling us how bad everyone else is.
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