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Mark from the article on the sale of twenty mile there would appear to be a 30 supply of coal, in those mines. That is not a whole heck of a lot and so actually trying to diversify energy sources seems wise. As today there appears no silver bullet doing a little of this that and the other seems wise.
Though to believe solar is without its own negative impacts on the world is pure fantasy.
Actually, if one took a strict view of the constitution, then the cost born by society for such pollution needs to be accounted for in the price of said electricity.
The hypocritical thing is that the epa does not allow for the excess co2 to be stored in the soil, over and above what would happen in nature as documented by an independent party. That is the fastest way of righting the ship, yet there are those that feel the rearing of livestock is exploiting them. There are those who somehow believe that the production of a gallon of milk takes hundreds of gallons of water, whereas that water simply returns to the water shed, excluding what might have helped to store carbon back in our soil as a hydrocarbon.
We are one well divided population that, can step in our own echo chamber and listen to what we believe without, giving a rats ?$? About others thoughts opinions or views.
Too bad it is seemingly so hard for either side to view the issue from another's vantage point. By golly they believe this and that so their opinion on everything must be crap.
Scott, Montessori, has a classroom for 1-3 and 4-6 generally plus in this case 7&8 - I think. So there could be a series of grades that are full.
While not a "luxury home", as second home is a luxury and the point of just dealing with the issues created by a resident or someone renting nightly is more important.
Price does not tell crap. could simply be that the cost of regulations are too high to justify high coal prices.
Thinking again and a plug in hybrid pays dividends wether you are using coal, solar or farts doesn't matter the dividend is the car not the panels. In addition unless only driving at night the base load to charge your car must come from somewhere and bat gas is dirtier than coal when frack juice is considered.
Mark, division of the people is why. Not actually listening to one another giving a crap about what the other side has to say.
As far as burning cow pies that is it is a waste product here that can be turned into a stream of reduced expenses, added revenues that I do not have to pay someone for an input to my process. Actually utilizing a system like that or solar is what is going to save us from sending cash for oil to fund extremists.
If there was a manic bullet out there then world peace would break out. There is not today and a diversified approach so that as stoclks of coal are drawn down, energy prices rise, without having found that silver bullet the small efforts of people like those making this portable power plant will help stave off the looming peak energy situation we have before us.
You really ought to open your mind to the reality that coal is a limited resource and migrating from its consumption which has serious negative impacts, just as solar does (unless the technology for mfg has changed its mfg gives off very long lasting potent green house gas
Yep one and done for thirty years. The mfg of the panels is not clean.
It is not brand new tech, but yes early and could have issues. With that its pricing will come down over time as it is refined.
Considering all the chores on a farm adding feed, hopefully a ground cow pie formula tending it twice a day is not more effort than milking cows and fixes my overhead to simply labor. Now only if the government would reward people for putting people to work as opposed to taxing them. At least tax technology like humans not more favorably with a tax write off.
Yep, can't have a daily routine, that is work to keep the system running.
You are very right about solar hot water, it can be used to heat ones house. It is not effecient in a cloudy shady area, much like pv panels which should be located centrally in Craig/Maybell where the sun shines most of the time. It does not work here, the system above could provide heat to dry the spent grains which then are used as the feedstock for the power for the brewery and any excess heat is used to brew the beer.
That is why I have been researching a system like above. They have been refining their process for ten years, so it is not that new or outside the box.
Trying to figure out if dry cow pies would be a suitable feed stock. They burn very hot. I have an abundance in the spring, when a rock picker could easily collect them to be used as the feed stock. That would go a long way to making ag more profitable here.
Scott you stated it was $2/watt installed in some instances. That is the same for the system posted. If you add hot water heat it is more expensive per kW of e-, though you get twice the btus in hot water.
The system also works close to 24/7 not at peak output for 4-6 hours a day.
So here is a a far better option as far as sustainable power in Steamboat Springs.
Quit pushing technologies that really are not as environmentally friendly as advertised!
Going to use the waste heat to heat my structures, pasteurize milk, and clean equipment.
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