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DavidAnnArbor

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Off shore wind energy project
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:03:38 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/business/energy-environment/renewables-offshore-wind-green-power-dong.html?ref=business

A mix of pension funds, hedge funds, companies, banks are invested in these off shore wind energy projects. The technology is improving bringing the cost of wind energy down.

When I read an article like this I'm very encouraged that we can solve global climate change and save the planet from destruction. It's a real counterweight to the efforts of Donald Trump to get us into more fossil fuel production and worsen global warming.

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Re: Off shore wind energy project
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 11:44:57 AM »
Thanks for posting.  Here's two more articles published today that should make you optimistic:

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Solar advocates see hope for the future as industry grows in Pennsylvania

Fortune: US Solar jobs jumped almost 25 percent in the past year

Over 260,000 jobs in solar right now.  As demand grows, industry employment grows and political clout grows.  Very positive developments.

khizr

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Re: Off shore wind energy project
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 02:14:54 PM »
I saw an article a few weeks ago that green energy actually employes more people than coal, oil, and gas combined ->
http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/01/25/u-s-solar-energy-employs-more-people-than-oil-coal-and-gas-combined-infographic/#44cd3e657d27

I just wish politicians on both sides could realize it is not a political thing, it is a "free" energy and jobs revolution. I don't want to loose to China on this and they are kicking are asses at solar.

Plus the quicker we get a new energy network and green base out, the faster consumer and industry will move to electric cars and trucks as the energy costs will drop.

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Re: Off shore wind energy project
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 02:26:07 PM »
We should all look forward to one day when clean renewables are commercially viable (I.e. Without government subsidies) and abundant enough to supply our ever rising global energy demand. Until then, it is more oil and more gas, and in a few instances,  more coal. Yuk.

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Re: Off shore wind energy project
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 06:57:51 PM »
.....Nevermind, I won't say anything.

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Re: Off shore wind energy project
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 07:10:52 PM »
It's a real counterweight to the efforts of Donald Trump to get us into more fossil fuel production and worsen global warming.

Trump has a 40% tax planned on green energy. Especially off shore projects. That's not even American wind.

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Re: Off shore wind energy project
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 08:14:01 PM »
I saw an article a few weeks ago that green energy actually employes more people than coal, oil, and gas combined ->
http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/01/25/u-s-solar-energy-employs-more-people-than-oil-coal-and-gas-combined-infographic/#44cd3e657d27


That would be great if it produced as much power as coal, gas OR oil. Or, you know, even came close. Since when did gross inefficiency become something to brag about?

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Re: Off shore wind energy project
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 08:16:20 PM »
It's a real counterweight to the efforts of Donald Trump to get us into more fossil fuel production and worsen global warming.

Trump has a 40% tax planned on green energy. Especially off shore projects. That's not even American wind.
Maybe someone should point out that that's foreign wind flooding across our borders and the best way to stop it is to capture it using turbines?

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Re: Off shore wind energy project
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 08:37:10 PM »
Maybe someone should point out that that's foreign wind flooding across our borders and the best way to stop it is to capture it using turbines?

I like it. :)