solar (page 18)

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    Obama lauds solar plant, given $54 million in tax credits, that has five full-time employees

    Folks, this is a campaign stop. The president views it as a good thing. Even he knows enough to wish to hide the disaster of Obamanomics, deliberately refusing to celebrate its second anniversary. But his green energy debacle he still fails to recognize. Obama has learned nothing since…
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2012
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    Solar firm needs a subsidy to sell stuff to itself. Thanks, Obama! Take THAT, fossil fuels!

    Studying government is the art of saying “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!” twelve times a day and sincerely meaning each one. — Jon Sanders For example, from today’s news: A heavily subsidized solar company received a U.S. taxpayer loan guarantee to sell solar panels to itself. First…
    Jon Sanders, March 19, 2012
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    Solar: Even Worse Than What I Said

    Earlier today, I pointed out that using some generous numbers, a solar wind power plant could provide power for about 179 homes (and I also pointed out why this is a misleading comparison). The Triangle Business Journal article I was referring to stated that the 900 kilowatt…
    Daren Bakst, November 21, 2011
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    Recognizing Renewable Energy Propoganda

    A recent article in the Triangle Business Journal discusses a firm called Strata Solar.  The firm has installed a 900 kilowatt solar power plant near Boone. As is common with stories on renewable energy, there’s an attempt to try and equate the size of the renewable energy plant (be it…
    Daren Bakst, November 21, 2011
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    Renewable Energy and Subsidies

    A letter in today’s N & O argues that fossil fuels account for 87 percent of the energy consumed in the world and received 12 times the subsidies of renewable energy sources.  It isn’t clear from the letter whether the subsidies discussed only focus on the subsidies the U.S.
    Daren Bakst, September 26, 2011