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US cleanest natural gas plant to be built in Temple, Texas

Examiner -- Panda Power Funds, a Dallas power plant developer, announced Thursday that they have secured financing for a 758-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant to be built in the small Central Texas town of Temple. The natural gas plant scheduled to be on line in 2014, will power approximately 750,000 homes in Central and North Texas, and be among the cleanest fossil-fuel generating plants in the U.S.

"The plant will provide power necessary to locate future industries and jobs in the Central Texas area, and enhance Temple's economy in the near term as well", said Temple Mayor Bill Jones.

According to an analysis by Impact Data Source of Austin the Temple plant is expected to bring $1.6 billion into the area's economy during the construction and the plant's first 10 years of operation, employing


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honda0105
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Pig Oil's newest baby. Need to grab the monopoly before anyone else.
bston
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 2:04:21 PM

Sounds great & good for jobs in Temple & its economy.
remay
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:42:43 AM

good while it lasts...
tomok
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 7:16:18 AM

More jobs and income for the local economy using natural gas to make electricity. What happens when more and more power plants and vehicles use natural gas and the supply goes down. Will the cost of natural gas start costing more and more? Use the sun for renewable energy from solar, wind, hydro, thermal, tidal or nuclear. Barry likes that.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
kgbellman
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:30:00 AM

Good for them, but another repeat
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:08:41 AM

YeahBut - - I suspect there is a curtailment clause in the gas supply contract. We have been there before - the NG dries up when the plants need it the most and must have some sort of backup - and it has been oil.
BMWer
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Everything is big in Texas
OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:04:46 AM

Good for Texas
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:04:01 AM

Keep moving forward..:)
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Yee haw!!
Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:55:29 PM

Go Panda Power; I hope they have a back up to natural gas when coal becomes cheaper again that natural gas as it was is 2005-2006.
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Right on! Keep on keepin'on!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:52:39 PM

WOW how much much tax Payer money did obama give to this?
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GW Bush have some stake in this?
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:50:40 PM

Article title is misleading in that this article is basically a Chamber of Commerce rah-rah look at how economically beneficial to the local economy this will be. What would have been interesting to know is how this proposed natural gas powered electricity plant will be different from, i.e. cleaner than, the natural gas powered electricity plants built over the last 50 years.
saleboss
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:49:27 PM

From what I read a couple of days ago, we can't use NG to make electricity any cheaper than coal!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:49:19 PM

Good for them.
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I've got a lot of natural gas
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GOOD LUCK TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:40:59 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:37:58 PM

interesting
A_NY_Outlaw
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:35:35 PM

I'll believe it when I see it open and operating. As long as King Obama is in office, he and the EPA will do all they can to squash it, not to mention the jobs that it would create and the impact to the local economy. Jobs and a good economy is something that Obama and Chu don't want. After all, how can you have an argument for government control if people can make it on their own?
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:28:06 PM

Ok
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:27:43 PM

clean is good ...
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:24:21 PM

Its not the cleanest. We already have 7 units in two plants here that are cleaner.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:22:58 PM

profit will go way up and emissions way down

WIN WIN
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:19:41 PM

Let's see if there are significant benefits for all in the switchover.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:18:38 PM

Go for it.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:18:10 PM

sure
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:17:43 PM

Good for the community.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:17:37 PM

HA! 2014 ? You better get your jumping shoes out of the closet. Oboma is going to make you jump you ass off.
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we need all the alternatives to oil we can get.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:13:45 PM

Clean is a relative quality
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:10:12 PM

Good. It's part of the Pickens Plan.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:09:43 PM

and this has what to do with vehicles and gas/oil prices? OT
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:08:07 PM

It's a great thing when we can both create jobs and also use other sources of energy other than oil.
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Good, no oil
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 11:04:32 PM

providing a lot of good construction jobs as well....
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ok
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ok
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ok
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:57:30 PM

Since BHO & Co. - greenie EPA Lisa Jackson lockstep czar - have shut down coal plants, CNG is one of the few viable methods to produce power.

Now the greenies are attacking CNG on another front - saying NG is 10 times worse than Carbon Dioxide when it comes to being a GHG (Greenhouse Gas).

The greenies will have us all living in sod houses without power, living an agrarian life - organic of course.

Green is red.
themaninthehat
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there goes the water supply
sammy518
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:52:22 PM

great, and its now said nat. gas causes more co2 emissions than COAL, as if we don't have enough ozone warnings as it is. Perry---you are on your way out
Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:51:44 PM

Oh something besides crude.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:51:05 PM

Good news.
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Great news for the Texas economy.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:50:15 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:49:11 PM

Good for Texas.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:47:25 PM

good for them
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good
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