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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:51 PM
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U.S. Senate candidate Rick Noriega (D TX) calls for wind, solar power in all Texas homes by 2019
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/politi...

Democratic Senate candidate Rick Noriega called Tuesday for all Texas households to get their electricity by renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar power, by 2019.

Mr. Noriega insisted, however, that such a goal wouldn't entail shuttering the state's coal, nuclear and natural gas-fired power plants, which account for the vast majority of Texas' electricity generation.

"Those plants are going to continue to be in use for a whole variety of other uses," Mr. Noriega said during a news conference outside Dallas City Hall. Such plants could be used for petroleum products, plastics and manufacturing needs, he said.

Mr. Noriega said Texas' energy security is incumbent on moving from nonrenewable energy sources particularly fossil fuels from "unstable" foreign nations to American-generated renewable sources.

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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:58 PM
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1. A step in the right direction,,, but sooner than 2019.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:41 PM
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2. That is doeable and would set great example for the rest of the Country.
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