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Seven renewable energy projects expedited

Renewablesbiz -- Seven wind and solar energy projects totaling 5,000 MW in the West on public lands will be expedited for approval through the federal permitting process, the Obama administration announced.

The administration has dubbed it the “We Can’t Wait” initiative, which names projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming. Together, these projects would produce nearly enough power to serve approximately 1.5 million homes.

A Presidential Executive Order issued in March directed the Office of Management and Budget to oversee a government-wide effort to make the permitting and review process for infrastructure projects more efficient and effective.

“As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy production and strengthen the economy, we are working to advance


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LetemEatCake
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Hobby001....you shoulda built your own dams years ago.....
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Hobby001
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Transmit all the subsidized electric power from the Colorado River dams to the East instead of to California and Nevada.
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Good luck with that in this economic climate and budget constraints.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 3:21:02 PM

Ok
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kdhloretto
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 2:08:38 PM

Reality check:
Wind and solar energy production represent a very small portion of our national energy use.

Solar is actually a very tiny fraction. Currently it is about .032% of the total national energy production.

Over the past few years, a lot of investment has been made in wind farms. Currently the total annual energy output is about 95 Billion kW-hrs/year. How does this compare to current energy production from coal?

Currently the US coal industry produces about 2.88 Trillion kW-Hrs per year. By comparison, the wind industry output equals about 95 Billion kW-Hrs per year.
If we build 10 times more wind energy farms then what is in use today, we could reduce the coal production by less than 3%. (This assumes our energy consumption remains the same.)

Just food for thought...
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5kvdave
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Tree Huggers pushing for technology that still not cost effective!!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:28:46 PM

What happens when you sidestep oversight?
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:28:30 PM

Must be an election soon....yessireeee!!!!“We Can’t Wait” initiative is a misnomer.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:13:36 PM


OK.
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Don't you just love election years.
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ugh
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:47:15 AM

good to have other power resources... :)
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:45:05 AM

Good grief!
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:43:24 AM

Good - every MW helps.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:41:34 AM

OK
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Ron Paul? hahahahahahahahahahahaha
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"We Can't Wait" till November. Just don't replace Obama with Robomoney. Ron Paul is still in it. Ron Paul 2012
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:37:06 AM

When I add up the numbers it totals just over 2,000 mw where is the other 1.3 mil? How much government money is going into these projects and what is Al Gore and his buddies going to make off of these?
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:37:05 AM

And then they'll go bankrupt and who will be left holding the bag?
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Bush was a bigger dictator than Castro.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:35:54 AM

7 solar projects that will probably never be finished and go under before they are done.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:35:02 AM

Obama's "We Can't Wait" is translated into "I will sidestep Congress and Constitution every chance I can get."

The separation of powers means nothing to this dictator. Funny how Dems accused Bush of being a dictator. More projection from the pathetic Donkeys.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:35:00 AM

wow
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:34:52 AM

The administration has dubbed it the “We Can’t Wait” initiative, which names projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming. Together, these projects would produce nearly enough power to serve approximately 1.5 million homes.

How much is it going to cost the tax payer.?????
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:34:41 AM

K
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:33:07 AM

Would someone please tell me where the power will come from when the wind stops blowing or at night? Do we just go dark?
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pedal to the metal
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get ready for oil to go up too if Enbridge gets its pipeline to the coast.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:29:41 AM

>which one of obozo's cronies gets the big check this time?

Probably not big dick's cost plus, no bid contractor pals over at haliburton or blackwater,
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Time will tell.....
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:27:34 AM

What are they and when I say they I mean Big "O" talking about. 1.5 mill.
split between AZ.,CA., NV. and WY. is just a droop in the bucket, not worth
getting up in the morning for
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Yeah! Lower priced electricity!
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ok
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Ok
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Investment into new technology eventually leads to improvment and savings
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my electric bill is up by 1/3rd, I can only afford to purchase $35/mo of gasoline. Home gas bill is 80% gas company charges and 20% actual gas. SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE DONE!
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need a new president now
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:25:22 AM

GREAT news!
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:25:05 AM

Like Dblchek says
"We Can't Wait" = "We can't get it passed unless we slip it in now."
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MORE OF OBAMA'S CRONIES GETTING TAKEN CARE OF BEFORE THE ELECTION!
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which one of obozo's cronies gets the big check this time?
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:24:16 AM

We can't wait until they go bankrupt.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:23:42 AM

I am all for alternatives as long as the "expediting" process has the checks an balances in place to prevent another Solyndra!
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:22:54 AM

expeditedly excitedly!
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:22:49 AM

That's good, but why isn't all the permitting and reviewing process made more efficient?
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:22:22 AM


Another spending of money that will go haywire.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:21:28 AM

"We Can't Wait" = "We can't get it passed unless we slip it in now."
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:21:18 AM

Our tax dollars at work.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:21:03 AM

I would think expedition of approval for a single project at a time is more responsible, after the 'performance' of previous sugar babies, like Solyndra, for example.
My two (2) cents worth, lol.
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:20:54 AM

Those states have a higher need when it comes to energy. They need to make it mandatory that all new building cover some of their energy needs via renewable energy sources.
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