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California's renewable-energy plans
may hinge on presidential race

Los Angeles Times, by Evan Halper

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/11/2012 12:21:47 AM

Sacramento - On 7,300 isolated acres in eastern Kern County, a plan for dozens of wind turbines 20 stories high to generate enough electricity for tens of thousands of homes may hinge on who is elected president. Millions of dollars have been spent laying the groundwork. Permits are in order, contractors are lined up, government planners are on board. But like many other green energy efforts in California, the Avalon Wind Project awaits the fate of key federal subsidies. For Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, such aid represents government run amok, allowing bureaucrats to pick winners and losers in renewable

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Only 0bama would pump money into a hole in the ground that never delivers as promises and is also a laundromat for Democrat fundraising. The whole project is a symbol for what the state of California has become.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dante, 10/11/2012 12:27:53 AM     (No. 8924628)

Of course they pretend these projects will go off without a hitch and perform exactly as promised. Check Zero's history of "green" investment for a reality check.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/11/2012 12:30:49 AM     (No. 8924635)

Millions of dollars of Chinese turbines just chopping up birds.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 10/11/2012 12:42:05 AM     (No. 8924653)

"These are shovel ready projects, where shovels are moving earth and concrete is ready to be pored". Where have we heard that before?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/11/2012 12:55:40 AM     (No. 8924671)

Hey! Who farted?!
Well,it sure wasn't California...Brown and the dumbasses they keep electing won't let them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/11/2012 2:23:58 AM     (No. 8924748)

They already have a $2 billion project with a German company for solar collection in the desert.Somehow these panels heat oil which then boils water and the steam generates electricity.

I get tired of hearing how many homes will get service from all these green projects.They're all based on false assumptions and best case scenarios.

Right now he corrupt bastids at Solyndra are trying to use gimmicks to claw back and personal investment they made in the scam.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/11/2012 2:35:37 AM     (No. 8924752)

Well if it is such a great idea then Warren Buffet and his group of investors would be happy to buy into the thing. Let the market place decide the hingability, not taxpayers.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: juststop, 10/11/2012 2:41:48 AM     (No. 8924753)

Installed a wind mill on my ranch in Kern county............What a disaster. It was the best noise generator and bird killer for miles. Had to shut it down after the neighbors complained about all the racket. Should have flushed that money down the toilet. Would have been a better choice.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/11/2012 3:47:18 AM     (No. 8924768)

Too much sun seems to be affecting the Californian brain - . What a huge waste of taxpayers money all this is. It's a death wish for tourism. No one wants to see armies of ugly wind turbines marching over the landscapes, rusting away and killing bird life. If Buffet is involved,it's smart to steer clear of that old charlatan.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/11/2012 6:27:55 AM     (No. 8924838)

If Sacramento demonrat politicans are so enamored with their failing green energy, let CA pay for it themselves. Why should someone in MI have to pay for it?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/11/2012 6:45:26 AM     (No. 8924860)

FTA:"Romney's energy plan, released as a white paper in August, would de-emphasize wind and solar development in favor of more aggressive pursuit of fossil fuels."

It would take a whole roll of white paper to clean up all the steaming lies and disinformation in this article. Exhibit 1- the oxymoronic phrase "investment tax credit". Nuff said.

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