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Renewable energy shows potential for bright future.

The Information Daily -- Clean, abundant and unlimited energy is within our grasp, with the potential not only to benefit us but also third-world countries and the environment.

A study released in July by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that global power generation from renewable sources was expected to rise by more than 40% to 6,400 terawatt hours (TWh) in the next five years.

This increase would equal one-and-a-half times the electricity currently produced in the US. It is also a figure limited only by government decisions, because the actual energy potential of renewable sources is limitless.

Solar energy alone produces 1,366 watts per square metre of earth it touches. Just 366,375 square kilometres of solar panels would be required to power the globe.

“Renewable energy is expanding rapidly


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 5:50:21 AM

Gnusman: it probably will eventually be made from human matter. After all, there are billions of humans around, many already enterred. The only thing is, we won't be able to enjoy that non-dino dino juice by that time.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 6:03:13 PM

Somehow, Hambone seems to believe it will be magically renewed for us to use....... funny, I haven't seen any dinos in the area...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 6:01:31 PM

Makes you wonder if Hambone is saying that in time oil will be created from human matter...since he doesn't believe in dinosaurs...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 5:51:57 PM

Well said Honda.... I have to wonder about Hambone..
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 5:55:10 AM

Hambone, I guess the earth and the universe are less than 6,000 years old, right?
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Hambone61
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:12:53 AM

I believe oil is a renewable resource. The theory that oil is a product of dead dinos is a scam and totally impossible.

I talked to an oil man about this and he agreed with me. He knows of a well in TX that has been putting out since early in the twenties.

Whatever created it in the first place is still at work..... we're just too stupid to recognize it and use it like GOD intended us to.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:01:15 AM

Remember, windmills were used to pump water even in the 1800s...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:56:14 AM

And windmills have been used for wind energy for hundreds of years in West.....
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:54:32 AM

A well-designed house can save a lot of energy....so can passive solar ... as well solar panels......
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:51:52 AM

Sorry Tfamily4...... even in Idaho, solar is a very good thing and not as expensive to use or maintain as you claim...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:48:58 AM

poor scooter..... technological advances are "bias and unreasonable"...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:13:09 PM

Even the Saudis are trying to build a renewable system for energy to be ready ..... when the wells dry up...

they are even using oil money to build state of the desalinization plant.... so the country will have a strong fresh water supply (from the ocean)...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:55:16 PM

Funny thing soda doc....renewables would make a giant step towards world peace...and even threaten to collapse OPEC...

..if the GOP would quit sitting on their heads......and stop trying to push the country back to the 17th century...
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gazprize
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 1:56:06 PM

finally... something to read
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BlueberryFocus
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 1:45:38 PM

We will shift in that direction as technology improves and prices inherently fall. Sometimes a shove in the right direction is necessary however....
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 8:53:20 AM

World peace!
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 7:48:35 AM

What a biased, unrealistic article.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 5:17:24 AM

Good
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 3:29:33 AM


Caring about the planet that we live on and the environment that directly affects our health?

What a concept.

"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun."

~ Ralph Nader, quoted in Linda Botts, ed., Loose Talk, 1980
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JuicyQ69
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:55:53 AM

Sounds promising.
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esquared
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:51:29 AM

Energy from all renewable sources should be exploited.
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naiiawah
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:47:34 AM

Eventually, it will _have_ to be 100%.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:44:50 AM

ok
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carman11
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:44:09 AM

WOW, MAKES YOU FEEL WARM ALL OVER!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:44:02 AM

we're waiting
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:42:37 AM

Git R Done.
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TFamily4
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:42:33 AM

Not only is solar energy costly to put in, but it is costly to maintain too. Most of the renewable energy is like that. That being said, I would love to have a windmill to power my house.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:41:41 AM

Sounds Good.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:40:30 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:37:27 AM

Technology will save us.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:37:00 AM

The future looks bright.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:35:52 AM

nice
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:29:41 AM

Solar has been around for 30-40 years, and the price is still too high for most home owners...

Big Electric wants solar on every roof top like Big oil wants EVs???
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:29:10 AM

ok...
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grandamgt1
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:29:03 AM

We will wait and see. Ultimately the market will decide.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:28:18 AM

Sounds like a Solyndra pitch
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farn1958
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:27:56 AM

Just remember you said "potential" I'll believe it when I see it and not before.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:27:01 AM

The sum of all alternatives is the ultimate solution.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:26:52 AM

Not in this LIFETIME!!!!!!
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Chris46
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:26:41 AM

The future is full of surprises. Bring it on!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:26:18 AM

someday
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heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:24:04 AM

keep it going.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:21:54 AM

did I her somebody mention Solyndra ??
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:20:46 AM

Maybe way down the line but still a step in the right direction.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:16:38 AM

It is still down the road another half dozen years or more.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:16:18 AM

hmm...
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:15:31 AM

The world will benefit - the third world will benefit even more!
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its all a conspiracy.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:14:39 AM

Go for it!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:14:12 AM

Good luck with that!
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