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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:24 AM
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Meanwhile, Sarah Palin Embraces Renewable Energy
In his inaugural speech, delivered in Washington on Tuesday afternoon, Barack Obama revisited energy and environmental themes, suggesting that each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. No longer, Mr. Obama said, can Americans consume the worlds resources without regard to effect. These notions are in keeping with Mr. Obamas recently announced goal of doubling renewable energy in three years.

They also put him in rare concert with his campaign opponent, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, who just announced her own wind, geothermal, tidal and wave energy push. Momentarily parting ways with drill, baby, drill, the pro-oil refrain made popular during the Republican presidential campaign, Ms. Palin said last week that her oil- and gas-producing state will endeavor to get half its electricity from renewables by 2025.

This is huge, and it should be appreciated by all Alaskans, she said at a press conference, according to the Juneau Empire.

The move is part of the Alaska Energy Authoritys hefty energy plan, called Alaska Energy: A First Step Toward Energy Independence (PDF) though it is more a study guide for communities than a state government action plan, according to The Empire.

Renewable energy advocates ...

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/meanwhile-... /

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GAtomboy Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:29 AM
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1. WHO cares!!!
I hope to never see that name again.
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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:42 PM
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8. Actually, I care
I remember when Nixon went to China. It was said at the time "Only Nixon could go to China."

When people like T. Boone Pickens and Sarah Palin embrace and even advocate alternative sources of energy, that means a lot to the skeptics than someone like Ed Begley Jr.
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Wildewolfe Donating Member (470 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:46 AM
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2. What they're capturing the Neothermal heat from her
... talking?
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:46 AM
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3. Niven's Law...
There is no cause so noble, that some idiot won't adhere to it.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:27 AM
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4. further proving that sociopath palin is doing all she can to remain on the boat.
she is nothing more than a political weather-vain.

now, the challenge, will she actually follow up on such promises? or will she be forced to eat her words a few months from now and be forced to fulfill her promises?

me thinks, forced.
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:30 AM
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5. It's as predictable as the sunrise.
The federal dollars that she condemns the spending of are going to be directed at developing renewables. Alaska has a great set of renewable energy resources. She'd be crazy not to jump on the bandwagon.

She's proved repeatedly that she is nothing if not opportunistic...
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:15 PM
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7. Politically it may be popular to kiss up to delusions, but it is not wise for one's responsibility
to future generations any more than "drill, baby, drill!"

If it is politically popular to be for the reincarnation of Moses, that does not mean that an elected official can produce Moses.



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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:01 PM
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6. That's not surprising, given her general intellectual level.
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