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Solar development absorbing
Calif. farmland

Associated Press, by Tracie Cone

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/2/2013 11:19:29 PM

FRESNO, Calif.- There´s a land rush of sorts going on across the nation´s most productive farming region, but these buyers don´t want to grow crops. They want to plant solar farms. With California mandating that 33 percent of electricity be generated from renewables by the end of the decade, there are 227 proposed solar projects in the pipeline statewide. Coupled with wind and other renewables they would generate enough electricity to meet 100 percent of California´s power needs on an average summer day, the California Independent System Operator says. And new applications for projects

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/2/2013 11:29:48 PM     (No. 9155147)

Who needs grapes, peaches,oranges, avocados, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, melons when there´s all this government soylent green to consume?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: J Wayne, 2/2/2013 11:39:12 PM     (No. 9155154)

I must admit, I am a bit bitter at California. I am hard pressed to find a place that has such varies beauty. I lived in the coast for awhile, but was forced to return to the hellish valley just north of Fresno, and then out of the state altogether when even that became unaffordable.

The month after that, the price of moving trucks out of the state jumped by a third or more. Then the recession hit. I´m glad I saw the writing on the wall. The idiots in LA, the Bay Area, and Sacramento will continue to ruin the place.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ktwo, 2/2/2013 11:46:47 PM     (No. 9155159)

Can´t access original article. No matter.

CA has huge areas of non-cultivated desert. And it is in the South where there is somewhat more sunlight - a little thing which means a lot.

I would expect them to perfect huge solar farms in the deserts first. Would they be harder to tie into the existing power grid?

Why use farmland? There is easy money being made by someone. Or do they just want the solar near their high speed train to nowhere route?



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Reply 4 - Posted by: bob913, 2/2/2013 11:55:30 PM     (No. 9155169)

The insiders (see feinstein - Pelosi etc got the water cutoff to the central valley which drove down prices of the land and forced farmers to sell.

They buy the land cheap and get taxpayer money to build solar or wind or a train to no where and they make $$$$ at no final cost to them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 2/2/2013 11:57:49 PM     (No. 9155171)

I smell a rat. They will buy the land for solar ostensibly, but when the project crashes they will sell the land for farming to big agribusiness or the Chinese.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Penney, 2/3/2013 12:03:51 AM     (No. 9155175)

The produce dept. at grocery stores in this area have become pathetic during 0bama´s term. The California greenies are removing choices AND quality vegetables from the shelves as produce from Mexico is imported in an obvious attempt to fill the void. Are snail darters the problem in the formerly lush central valley the problem or is it all due to the lefty/lib statists cutting off the water?

dem pols have no shame

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Reply 7 - Posted by: eorsc, 2/3/2013 12:52:10 AM     (No. 9155207)

I read that this will be miles and miles of solar panels that will be too hot to touch. Do you suppose that might reflect heat into the atmosphere and along with paving the world might heat the earth? Global warming anyone? Ha!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/3/2013 1:05:47 AM     (No. 9155212)

Suicide by Sun.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/3/2013 1:31:55 AM     (No. 9155224)

The unabashed stupidity of liberals continues to amaze. They really have no connection to how things are made or produced, do they?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/3/2013 2:17:43 AM     (No. 9155235)

#4 - My first thought as well. This is the reason they cut off the water and forced so many farmers to sell. Damn them.

#5 - Not a bad conjecture. There´s a theory floating around that the U.S. debt owned by the Chinese isn´t based on fiat Treasury Bonds, but upon our natural resources of rich farmland, timber, mining, and ranching.

Who is John Galt? What difference, at this point, does it make?



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/3/2013 4:38:51 AM     (No. 9155268)

They already shut down some of the best farmland in the world by choking off water because of some stupid fish.Killing farmland for wind or solar is a much higher goal of the left than feeding people.

They do have some solar scheme in the desert there funded by Obama through a German company. the sun heats oil up which them produces steam for energy down the line. $2 billion is at stake here.

The loan is probably ´forgivable", a concept I never heard of before Obama came along.Nobody in their right mind would put their own money up for such a project.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/3/2013 4:59:41 AM     (No. 9155273)

Hmmmm, goobermint mandate to grow corn for ethenol, thus reducing the food supply. Now it´s another goobermint mandate for solar, thus reducing the food supply again. Does this mean we all get to look forward to Chinese doctored heavy metals in our food supply or maybe veggies grown from human waste in Mexico? Is this some more of Barry´s redistribution of our food supply to third world countries?

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