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Old 04-09-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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Governments the world over are responding in using alternate fuels. This just came in my email today:

London's cooking waste to fuel power station | Environment | guardian.co.uk
Better help out that Nigerian prince as well, I hear he has an offer you can't refuse.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Here's another. Germany is trying to stop it's use of dangerous nuclear power. The country is now one fifth on renewables:

Crossing the 20 Percent Mark: Green Energy Use Jumps in Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Renewable energy supplied 88.8% of Brazil's electricity in 2011.

Renewable Energy Supplied 88.8% of Brazil's Electricity in 2011
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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China, although probably the world's largest polluter, is trying to turn that around - even China recognizes the value of alternative energy.

The country is expected to surpass Germany to become the largest solar market by installing as much as 5.39 gigawatts of photovoltaic panels this year

China unveils big renewable energy ambitions for 2013
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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Spain:

The Mutriku plant connected its turbines to Spain's two summers ago, making it Europe's first commercial wave plant. Since then, similar technology has been used in Scotland and the Azores.

Spain Expands Renewables With Wave-Powered Electricity Plant : All Tech Considered : NPR
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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The United States of America.

The United States is significantly behind China in its renewable sector investment intensity. Efforts to join international agreements or introduce long-term, large scale reductions in emissions have met with opposition in Congress and the private sector.

That comment was in the Christian Science Monitor.
Shame on us!

Top 5 nations that use renewable energy - United States, 24.7 percent of world total - CSMonitor.com
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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The United States of America.

The United States is significantly behind China in its renewable sector investment intensity. Efforts to join international agreements or introduce long-term, large scale reductions in emissions have met with opposition in Congress and the private sector.
Good.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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Spain:

The Mutriku plant connected its turbines to Spain's two summers ago, making it Europe's first commercial wave plant. Since then, similar technology has been used in Scotland and the Azores.

Spain Expands Renewables With Wave-Powered Electricity Plant : All Tech Considered : NPR
you do realize that Spain has just about bankrupted itself chasing "green energy" right?

down here in the south we call that a boondoggle.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Careful our resident conservative "scientists" concur that AGW is empirically a fact. Would like me to quote you Nomander and Ferd?
AGW? As in human induced CO2 is responsible for any and all warming of the planet?
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The United States of America.

The United States is significantly behind China in its renewable sector investment intensity. Efforts to join international agreements or introduce long-term, large scale reductions in emissions have met with opposition in Congress and the private sector.

That comment was in the Christian Science Monitor.
Shame on us!

Top 5 nations that use renewable energy - United States, 24.7 percent of world total - CSMonitor.com
Have you seen all the billions of taxpayer dollars 0bama has wasted on failed and bankrupt green energy loans and subsides??? We taxpayers need to tell our government to get out of the green energy corporate cronyism business
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