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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:20 PM

I don't have an answer…

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Reply I don't have an answer… (Original post)
MrScorpio Apr 2013 OP
Cirque du So-What Apr 2013 #1
KentuckyWoman Apr 2013 #2
DJ13 Apr 2013 #3
lunatica Apr 2013 #4
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #6
lunatica Apr 2013 #8
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #9
lunatica Apr 2013 #10
haikugal Apr 2013 #11
Buzz Clik Apr 2013 #5
rufus dog Apr 2013 #7

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:23 PM

1. Offhand, I'd say...

that Big Oil, Big Coal, etc., won't allow it. They've paid good money for the best government they can buy, after all, and that government is dead set against giving solar, wind, etc., any sort of break. It will remain that way until the Big Boys decide to get into that business themselves or find a way to make money off it somehow.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:28 PM

2. Sadly

"The general welfare" provision of US Constitution no longer applies. No profit in it.

I wish I knew the answer.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:30 PM

3. Because some idiots probably sold the manufacturing eqipment to the Chinese

Making it cost prohibitive to make them here.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:34 PM

4. And we're not building these either. Why not?

These could feed every person on the planet and release billions of acres of land back to Nature.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:37 PM

6. "release billions of acres of land back to Nature"

What is the total acreage of arable land worldwide?

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:41 PM

8. there are 7.68 billion acres of arable land

the Earth only has 57 million square miles of land (that's 36.48 billion acres; there are 640 acres per square mile).
However, there are only 12 million square miles (7.68 billion acres) of arable land.

http://one-simple-idea.com/Environment1.htm

And people could build these in non-arable land too. But you could have looked it up without much problem too but maybe it's more important to try to stump me.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:44 PM

9. Okay. Just wanted to make sure I understood correctly.

Your concept is to transfer at least 25% of our agriculture indoors.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:48 PM

10. No. It's not.

This type of agriculture can be used to feed the world's population. How many people live in non-arable land where there is no water? People tend to live where they can actually live you know.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:39 PM

11. What a wonderful project

for inner cities...why aren't we doing this!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:35 PM

5. Up until quite recently, solar panels generated less energy than it took to construct them.

It was the same problem with ethanol from corn. When the margin is negative or only slightly positive, what's the point?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:39 PM

7. Arizona State Univ is covered with panels

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