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Forum Post: Federal subsidies for wind, oil/gas, coal, nuclear, solar per kilowatt

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 18, 2012, 9:48 a.m. EST by TheRazor (-329)
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Taxpayer subsidies per energy source; Oil/gas .64c, Hydropower .82c, Coal .64c, Nuclear $3.14, Solar $775.64, Wind $56.29.

Solar simply is a giant boondoggle. Wind "might" make it one day.

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[-] 3 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (631) 2 years ago

It's ridiculous to believe we cannot harness the sun's rays for the creation of energy here on earth. Even using huge glass lenses to redirect the suns rays towards a water heated turbine engine can then generate electricity.

Solar's problem is the wafer thin technology that keeps getting reinvented.

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[-] 1 points by Shule (1696) 2 years ago

Instead of going for alternative energy, we should rather be going for the alternative to energy....

[-] 1 points by Shule (1696) 1 year ago

That is certainly a start.

I bet the oil companies will make up for it though by bumping up the gasoline price a notch.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

They certainly have been corrupt and dishonest in the price gauging activities over the years.

They need to be put out of business.

[-] 2 points by Shule (1696) 1 year ago

The only way that is going to happen is if we all cut way back on our fuel consumption.

I'm already trying. My ride to work gets 80+ mpg.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Sounds good. Cutting consumption/improving efficiency is a necessary and powerful aspect of ending fossil fuel use.

We also must implement green tech of course.

[-] 0 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 2 years ago

What?

[-] 1 points by Shule (1696) 2 years ago

Yes. i.e. instead of worrying about how else to make electricity or get more petrol, consider instead how to not use electricity and petrol at all, or at least using as little as possible...

Consider that people in the U.S. use on average per capita use roughly twice as much energy than the average person in Europe, and roughly ten times more energy than and average person in the "third world."

[-] 0 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 2 years ago

Try to believe. Please.

[-] 0 points by MsStacy (1035) 2 years ago

I wonder if solar will ever be feasible. Just because we want efficient alternative energy doesn't mean it's actually possible to invent.