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Response to ripcord (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:10 PM

6. This is the price of green energy. At least it will be...

So maybe this is not the best place for a solar farm. But if we are truly going to replace fissile fuels with solar and wind then we have to expect solar farms and turbines just about everywhere.

Too many people have the idea that green energy is environmentally neutral. It is not. And can you name a wild area or empty area in this country that has no value? I canít. I share John Muirís belief that nature has value outside of manís use for it.

Take Florida where I live. Perfect for solar. And our dry land is all disturbed and of marginal if not awful farm value due to the climate and sand soil. So solar farms are going up like crazy. Good, right? But what about the idea of replanting the Longleaf Pine and Wire Grass ecosystem Europeans found? That would be the environmental home run. But there are 20 million of us here. Even if every home had solar panels, which I support, there would still be the need for thousands if not hundreds of thousands of acres with solar panels. And wind is a non-starter in Florida. We just donít have enough.

That is why I still support Nuclear Energy. It has it drawbacks and risks. But seeing my state covered in solar panels, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres potentially native land is not just a risk, but an abomination.

This is not something many on the left like to talk about. But we need to realize where we are heading. And plan for.



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