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This is a very important trend affecting every aspect of our economy, hope it turns around.
We have factions in our society whose mission it seems is to throttle down this capitalist engine and their whole being seems bent on making life difficult for the net producers and our standard of living in general. This drop in activity could well be a result their efforts to redistribute income and bring about justice. I hope that I am wrong.
The EPA is shutting down small coal plants and it seems that coal's days are numbered. The big boys in coal are amused but they know that coal will come back big in the future, renewables are but a fart in the wind.
Scott, Where do you buy your rose colored glasses? I wish very much that you are right but I fear not. For one, I know folks that repair windmills and they state that they are a bunch of junk. Enviros cringe when oil runs down the shaft but such is the case. Upkeep is probably not in your budget but it is immense if their testimony is correct.
Yes Scott an entity can make a case for renewables but they never consider the big picture and how it is necessary to be backed up with conventional, that's where the rub is.
Evidently the majority stays in office by promising gullible voters that they too can go on the public dole and their faithful servants will take from the greedy on their behalf..
Jerry, Your concerns may be all for naught, have you driven thru old town and seen the "Dianne" posters blocking out the sun?
The gov. forces utilities to use renewables for a certain percentage of their power. This is really the only way that it can be sold as it is not even close to making market sense,.The utilities are guaranteed a profit so they only pretend to be offended. The big loser is our country and our ability to compete. Factor in China and India and go figure.
Contractors drool at preliminary estimates on matters like this but in the end it is just another matter of crying wolf.
Scott, Renewables depend on subsidies for their existence making our products unable to compete and forcing imports from those with little concern for the environment. Doubtful if any net gain is achieved.
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