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(London Free Press)   Government promotes green energy by a) providing incentives b) educating consumers c) chopping down bald eagle nest   ( divider line
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2013-01-16 12:25:35 AM  
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Delawheredad: Oil -- bad pollutes kills the climate.
Hydro --bad diverts rivers impairs salmon and other fish
Wind --bad chews up birds
Nuclear -- just no no no!
Solar -- uses silicon which endangers our beaches

So its back to the caves for the lot of us!

As far as I can tell, there are three kinds of people who oppose this stuff: The NIMBYists, who just don't want tubines/solar arrays/nuclear plants/whatever in THEIR pristine back yards; the anti-corporatists, who just don't want any kind of alternate fuel sources if it means So Cal Edison would be running the show; and the anti-humanists, who just don't want anything that would mean people get to live.

So you get "environmentalists" who oppose fossil fuels because they hurt the environment, but who will find some environmental cause to oppose any alternative fuels--these are the ones who oppose wind turbines that hurt birds and solar arrays that hurt tortoises. Which is true; but in the overall scheme of things, a few golden eagles or gopher tortoises has to be balanced against the scores of other species (not to mention entire ecosystems) which will be saved by the switchover from oil/coal to solar/wind. That's when you realize that these people don't REALLY care about the "environment" as much as they do about their own precious back yards or pet causes--namely, sticking it to Exxon or BP, even if it means screwing everyone else and the desert as well.
2013-01-15 08:48:21 PM  
2 votes:
Well, the fledgling babby eagles would have just gummed up the turbine blades anyway.

/All is well
2013-01-16 12:48:35 AM  
1 vote:
The London Free Press? I'm sure the comments section will be full of rational, well thought out opinions, posted by highly informed and impartial adults.
2013-01-16 12:07:07 AM  
1 vote:

miss diminutive: Pray 4 Mojo: So if wind... nuclear... coal... hydro... etc... are bad, is solar the only thing left?


Nope, there's Green movements against that too.

Although the only people who had the balls to actually sue were fishermen, that tells you something.

I say the best bet is Algae Diesel, carbon neutral, utilizes land that is otherwise useless, and low cost/maintenance. With the Vernal plateau you could easily provide the entire energy envelope of the Western US alone. Use the whole state of Utah and we could power the whole damned continent. But of course that doesn't involve redistribution of wealth to the top 1% so it'll be ignored completely.
2013-01-15 10:44:13 PM  
1 vote:

Amos Quito: ubermensch: Oh I know why it's ironic, it's because eagles are used in green energy.

They're also good at helping to sop up oil spills.

People always biatch about oil spills, but they never applaud the resulting increased bird viscosity for maximum wear and performance.
2013-01-15 10:25:20 PM  
1 vote:
Meh. I get how it's like burning a flag for some people, but the Bald Eagle is about as endangered as flags.
2013-01-15 09:56:41 PM  
1 vote:
While we send loons to Congress.
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