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Fri Feb 3, 2012, 07:12 PM

Coming to the Jersey Shore: Wind Turbines

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/02/03/coming-to-the-jersey-shore-wind-turbines/

The Obama administration is working to fast-track wind farms off the coast of New Jersey, with plans to allow wind-energy developers into the area by the end of the year.

As WSJ’s Ryan Tracy reported Friday, the leases to develop offshore wind turbines in New Jersey would be the first under a program designed to speed the development process. A section of coastal Maryland is also included in the plan, and the Delaware and Virginia coasts could be next. The U.S. doesn’t yet have any turbines offshore.

The move to speed wind-farm development off New Jersey will still take years to pay off:

“There’s a whole lot more work ahead of us to get the project in the water,” said Jeffrey Grybowski, chief administrative officer for Deepwater Wind, which is backing a wind farm off New Jersey’s coast with Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. The goal is to bring the wind farm online by 2017, Mr. Grybowski said.

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Reply Coming to the Jersey Shore: Wind Turbines (Original post)
jpak Feb 2012 OP
annabanana Feb 2012 #1
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2012 #2
NNadir Feb 2012 #3
jpak Feb 2012 #4
drm604 Feb 2012 #5
jpak Feb 2012 #6
drm604 Feb 2012 #7
Kolesar Feb 2012 #8
jpak Feb 2012 #9

Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 07:14 PM

1. There is one of these about 2 miles from my house..I think

it's beautiful.. in the same way that the Concorde was beautiful.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 09:33 PM

2. But there will be none visible from Hyannisport

Just saying...

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 05:07 AM

3. This should make it harder for poor people to pay their electric bills,

and of course, provide our fracking friends who are blowing the shit out of the Delaware River area with an endless supply of business.

In the "renewables will save us" cults, they of course, don't give a rat's ass about poor people.

Our teacher's pensions are being cut, Trenton had to fire about 20% of its police force, the local bridges are all in disrepair, but we had lots of money to invest in the fantasies of dumb rich people. Already the stupid toxic and generally useless solar cells that PSEG hung off telephone poles here are breaking, failing, falling apart.

They're less than a year old.

We can look forward to electricity prices in this state that are comparable to those in Denmark, which has the highest electricity rates in Europe, and like the fracking assholes here, can't drill for oil and gas fast enough.

The solar/wind/gas industry sucks.

It's pretty muich a function of fear, ignorance, and superstition.

In twenty years, these wind turbines will be rotting hulks leaching lubricants and toxic metals, just like these rotting pieces of shit in Hawaii:



The nearly 50 year old Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant <em>still</em> produces more energy than all the wind turbines in that oil and gas Drill! Baby! Drill! Hellhoe in Denmark, at a much lower environmental cost as well.

Heckuva job anti-nuke. Right now the concentration of dangerous fossil fuel waste in the planetary atmosphere is approaching 400 ppm,. Two million people die each year from air pollution. You must be very proud.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 10:28 AM

4. What horseshit

And Oyster Creek kills

and kills and kills and kills

yup

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Response to NNadir (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 10:38 AM

5. You're making lots of claims here.

I won't even try to address them all, but let's do this one:
In the "renewables will save us" cults, they of course, don't give a rat's ass about poor people.

Cites please? Where is this cult, who is their leader, and in what ways do they meet the definition of a cult? Also, show some specific examples of them not "giving a rat's ass" about poor people.

Oh... this is simply over the top hyperbole to support a viewpoint that you really can't support with facts? Never mind then.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 10:44 AM

6. Ask him about his molten salt breeder reactor

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Response to jpak (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 01:27 PM

7. Where is it?

In his basement?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 02:15 PM

8. Cue the whiney thread troll

This one was just too close to home for him to resist!

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 04:24 PM

9. LaRouchian Kookery Redux

yup

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