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Solar Power Isn't Feasible
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  -Solar Power Isn't Feasible lame54  May-12-08 11:51 AM   #0 
  - thats what some say  madokie   May-12-08 11:51 AM   #1 
  - It was interesting to see 400 year old homes in Germany with solar panels  newfie11   May-13-08 05:49 AM   #30 
     - Not only that it would be interesting just to see 400 year old houses  madokie   May-13-08 07:31 AM   #36 
     - Germany is 80% energy self-sufficient now, tx to govt. subsidies.  Liberty Belle   May-13-08 10:55 AM   #65 
  - Yep - and we could generate enough power from the Mojave Desert  Taverner   May-12-08 11:52 AM   #2 
  - I just spent 10 days traveling through...  Hell Hath No Fury   May-13-08 10:25 AM   #55 
  - There's a bylaw to the Laws of Physics that makes Solar infeasible in the US....  Junkdrawer   May-12-08 11:54 AM   #3 
  - Why, which bylaw would that be?  ForeignSpectator   May-13-08 03:11 AM   #21 
     - The "Laws of Physics are Subject to Politics" bylaw. Powerful, that one.  Junkdrawer   May-13-08 05:25 AM   #27 
        - Yep, it also bends probability and turns the near-impossible into the expected.  Dr_eldritch   May-13-08 06:45 AM   #33 
        - Yes it is, huh  madokie   May-13-08 07:35 AM   #37 
        - Lol, I see... duh!  ForeignSpectator   May-13-08 07:53 AM   #39 
  - I had someone tell me recently that "we are decades away from usable solar power"  unpossibles   May-12-08 11:55 AM   #4 
  - Someone should tell Spain that  Winterblues   May-12-08 11:59 AM   #6 
  - I guess this person you talked to voted for Reagan in 1980, who promptly junked Carter's energy plan  Selatius   May-12-08 12:02 PM   #7 
  - yes. He also tried to defend Bush's legacy when I listed a long list of his "accomplishments"  unpossibles   May-12-08 12:46 PM   #11 
  - And the Iranians are moments away from having nukes  devilgrrl   May-12-08 12:48 PM   #12 
  - I guess the mid eighties were technically decades ago.  Bornaginhooligan   May-12-08 12:51 PM   #13 
  - I'm not sure what your point is  unpossibles   May-12-08 12:52 PM   #14 
  - "decades away from usable solar power?"  liberalla   May-13-08 01:02 AM   #16 
  - more profit in making new bottles.  Hannah Bell   May-13-08 02:29 AM   #19 
  - That's something that would change if the govt. gets involved.  liberalla   May-13-08 04:32 AM   #25 
     - You have some excellent ideas and many of these would  Mudoria   May-13-08 08:24 AM   #43 
  - I'm with you all the way  Revlon10   May-13-08 05:30 AM   #28 
  - working on it  druidity33   May-13-08 06:17 AM   #32 
  - Just throw a week's worth of "War on Terra" money at the problem  BR_Parkway   May-13-08 09:33 AM   #51 
  - Carter pushed for it  Art_from_Ark   May-13-08 03:55 AM   #24 
  - I've been mulling over....  Bigmack   May-13-08 10:29 AM   #58 
     - I read an amazing newspaper story on that, I think in the early 90s.  bigmonkey   May-13-08 12:08 PM   #73 
     - If they swapped brains with a jaybird  Art_from_Ark   May-15-08 12:41 AM   #82 
     - On a more serious note  Art_from_Ark   May-15-08 12:51 AM   #83 
  - Except for all those people who use solar power right now  IronLionZion   May-13-08 10:18 AM   #53 
  - Exactly. If only we had listened. If only the next president had followed through.  crickets   May-15-08 06:38 AM   #84 
  - We use it all the time here. It works great. Hardware is expensive though.  King Coal   May-12-08 11:56 AM   #5 
  - Exactly right. Electric cars are not...  Mr_Jefferson_24   May-12-08 12:04 PM   #8 
  - What about waves?  annabanana   May-12-08 12:05 PM   #9 
  - "Since the beginning of time  BadgerKid   May-12-08 12:44 PM   #10 
  - nicely played  Wetzelbill   May-13-08 05:41 AM   #29 
  - and they don't own the wind either.  liberalla   May-13-08 12:48 AM   #15 
  - Is wind power cheaper than solar and more feasible?  rabies1   May-13-08 08:09 AM   #41 
     - it can be, yes.  QuestionAll   May-13-08 08:15 AM   #42 
  - Good post.  Indenturedebtor   May-13-08 01:12 AM   #17 
  - LOL! n/t  ForeignSpectator   May-13-08 03:01 AM   #20 
  - GOP/Libertarian's favorite canard: everything is a commodity. n/t  ColbertWatcher   May-13-08 01:14 AM   #18 
  - K&R  dicksteele   May-13-08 03:27 AM   #22 
  - Not feasible my a&!  ForeignSpectator   May-13-08 03:47 AM   #23 
  - Solar is the answer...  and-justice-for-all   May-13-08 05:14 AM   #26 
  - Oh damn that's good.  Ian_rd   May-13-08 06:14 AM   #31 
  - I wonder what that big a$$ International Space Station  mcollier   May-13-08 06:45 AM   #34 
     - "Solar Photons Set New Price Record"  Ian_rd   May-13-08 07:18 AM   #35 
  - That says it all.  D23MIURG23   May-13-08 07:40 AM   #38 
  - Wait until these oil guys own water. ..n/t  Just-plain-Kathy   May-13-08 08:04 AM   #40 
  - And they are busily working on that... part of the WTO charter, isn't it?  redqueen   May-13-08 09:24 AM   #49 
  - hell...wait until they own clean air...  Blue_Tires   May-13-08 09:31 AM   #50 
     - What clean air? n/t  leeroysphits   May-13-08 11:13 AM   #69 
  - Yeah..right. The internal combustion engine in incredibly complex  paparush   May-13-08 08:32 AM   #44 
  - Just to be clear...  jasonc   May-13-08 08:52 AM   #47 
  - "we own the copper"  beat tk   May-13-08 08:43 AM   #45 
  - Two more which are intertwined  reclinerhead   May-13-08 08:48 AM   #46 
  - Funny Comic, but...  Unca Jim   May-13-08 09:01 AM   #48 
  - The History Channel had a special that showed Solar Technology  MessiahRp   May-13-08 10:02 AM   #52 
  - Sure, but...  Unca Jim   May-14-08 01:09 PM   #77 
     - There's got to be ways to transfer energy over long distances  MessiahRp   May-14-08 02:30 PM   #81 
  - I've lived in Germany.  JDPriestly   May-13-08 10:34 AM   #59 
  - Great idea...  Unca Jim   May-14-08 01:15 PM   #78 
  - The magick bullet for sustainable energy  realpolitik   May-13-08 11:13 AM   #68 
  - I think I remember this very cartoon FROM THE 70s! nt  cloudythescribbler   May-13-08 10:21 AM   #54 
  - So do I!  Lydia Leftcoast   May-13-08 10:26 AM   #57 
  - Nanosolar  NBachers   May-13-08 10:26 AM   #56 
  - Solar is only one part  Jakes Progress   May-13-08 10:40 AM   #61 
  - Is it kind of like the "Solar Powered Bikini"  nolabels   May-13-08 12:10 PM   #74 
  - that's why we have to do it without waiting for corporate America & their tools in DC to do it  yurbud   May-13-08 10:37 AM   #60 
  - That's an oldie but a goodie! (NT)  Tesha   May-13-08 10:52 AM   #62 
  - One thing that would REALLY help would be to have excess solar power on grid get PAID for!  calipendence   May-13-08 10:52 AM   #63 
  - So true,,,Only thing that will get us off our lazy asses is if another country makes the breakthru.  raystorm7   May-13-08 10:54 AM   #64 
  - There are several breakthroughs that have already been made, you can just be sure  greyhound1966   May-14-08 01:22 PM   #80 
  - A Battery! A Battery! My Kingdom for A Battery!  frog92969   May-13-08 10:55 AM   #66 
  - Tesla  Unca Jim   May-14-08 01:21 PM   #79 
  - I believe that cartoon is over thirty years old  Jack Rabbit   May-13-08 11:06 AM   #67 
  - Nationalize Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas  realpolitik   May-13-08 11:21 AM   #71 
     - sounds like you would prefer a markist country  thunder35   May-13-08 11:57 AM   #72 
        - I don't think so  realpolitik   May-13-08 01:36 PM   #75 
        - If you're going to throw out RW insults, at least SPELL them correctly.  HughBeaumont   May-15-08 06:46 AM   #85 
  - Let's put the few who own everything out of business --- nationalize our natural resources --- !!!  defendandprotect   May-13-08 11:19 AM   #70 
  - Yep, that's it in a nutshell.  TheGoldenRule   May-13-08 01:44 PM   #76 
 

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