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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
I bet they want Corvetts and Camaros and Mustangs and Hummers ...

So is the possibility that "they want" sufficient reasoning to have them perpetuate an earth choking future? Oddly the Chinese Government is pursuing renewable green tech with alacrity. Perhaps they know something you don't.
And if we continue to pour our national treasury into the sand of the middle east endlessly pursuing a failed ideology the Chinese will leave US in the dust of 3rd world insignificance.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2013 - 01:53am PT
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GE sees solar costing less than fossil power in 2017 (assuming we get there)
GE Sees Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Power in Five Years
By Brian Wingfield

Solar power may be cheaper than electricity generated by fossil fuels and nuclear reactors within three to five years because of innovations, said Mark M. Little, the global research director for General Electric Co. (GE)

“If we can get solar at 15 cents a kilowatt-hour or lower, which I’m hopeful that we will do, you’re going to have a lot of people that are going to want to have solar at home,” Little said yesterday in an interview in Bloomberg’s Washington office. The 2009 average U.S. retail rate per kilowatt-hour for electricity ranges from 6.1 cents in Wyoming to 18.1 cents in Connecticut, according to Energy Information Administration data released in April.

GE, based in Fairfield, Connecticut, announced in April that it had boosted the efficiency of thin-film solar panels to a record 12.8 percent. Improving efficiency, or the amount of sunlight converted to electricity, would help reduce the costs without relying on subsidies.

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Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Mar 20, 2013 - 05:23am PT
want some documented murdered birds Gary,,
here ya go:

Ron,

Thanks for the link. But as indicated in that article. steps can and are being taken that will reduce those numbers.

And I'd much rather see windmills around my climbing area than that dark brown ring in the air that used to en circle Los Angeles.

In the early '80s if you couldn't hike in the San Gabriels without choking on it. Seriously, you'd draw a deep breath and start coughing.

That ring is gone now. And it's not the result of market forces, it was the evil gubmint that gave us air we can actually breathe.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:39am PT
You dreamers keep on dreaming....

one day all will be Unicorns, Rainbows and Luckey Charms...

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Guyman you come across as a spoiled teen of limited intellect and no vision.
That's OK, you can keep your eyes closed and your head in the sand the future will also benefit you in spite of yourself.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Credit: philo
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Mar 21, 2013 - 06:25am PT
Just an enthusiastic hippie ,dreaming....http://business.time.com/2012/04/19/the-top-ten-fastest-growing-industries-in-america/slide/morBiodiesel...No War Needed
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Lima, Peru is one of the driest cities on earth. So, a billboard that creates water out of thin air is a refreshing message of hope.
http://tinyurl.com/cgbageo
Credit: philo
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Mar 21, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Guyman you come across as a spoiled teen of limited intellect and no vision.
That's OK, you can keep your eyes closed and your head in the sand the future will also benefit you in spite of yourself.

Whatever Dude....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 21, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
That's what I love about SuperTopo - when polemics fail name-calling is the
option of first resort.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Whatever Dude?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
From biomass to biofuel to biochar, Cool Planet is addressing climate change by transforming the fuel production process. They have developed a carbon negative fuel cycle that permanently removes CO2 from the atmosphere by sequestering it in biochar, which is an amazing soil amendment for agriculture.
http://www.coolplanet.com/home
Credit: philo
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Mar 22, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
From Vermont to Ithaca to Buffalo,Bio Fuels and their production are taking off,there are plenty of jobs within that cycle.Carbon neutrality is possible,and it is not expensive.
True Progressives over here,not weekend liberals.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 08:22am PT
Credit: philo
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 04:43am PT
Credit: philo
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Apr 3, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
http://www.gizmag.com/piezoelectric-road-harvests-traffic-energy-to-generate-electricity/10568/
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 3, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
The future could be so awesome!

The operative word being "could" not "will".
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 3, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 3, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
That's what I love about SuperTopo - when polemics fail name-calling is the option of first resort.

Are you suggesting guyman presented something resembling an argument?

Keep up the good work philo. Some cools stuff here... followed by some ignorant meaningless drivel from close minded fools.

Funny Canadians, from Reilly eh
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 3, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Well I, for one, am glad the angry, bitter seasonal Philo is gone...

until next winter.
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