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  •  Wind power cut our electric rates in half (8+ / 0-)

    Look, if conservatives want to spend more money, fine that's their problem.

    Up here the wind farms are built, spinning and churning out power.  And electric rates have fallen so far that the very conservative Republican government of my burb went out and purchased bulk power for the entire town, cutting our rates in half.

    The Republicans have been tripping over themselves telling everyone in town how much money we're saving by using wind power.

    So there is hope that people will see the light.  Green power will get cheaper and cheaper.  And eventually even the most crazy idealog on the Right will vote with his wallet.

    Personally I would stay away from the mandates.  The dumb will pay more, the smart will pay less.  Capitalism will work as it's supposed to.

    •  Please cite source indicating that..... (0+ / 0-)

      ...residential kilowatt hour rates are cut by 50% due to incremental wind-power electricity generation.

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

      by PatriciaVa on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 02:47:57 PM PDT

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    •  Wind is considerably cheaper than solar, IF (2+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, Norm in Chicago

      the wind resource is good.  Unfortunately, the Old Confederacy, outside of Texas, is a "wind desert" where the wind resource is quite poor.  

      Their solar resouce is excellent, however.  

      Renewable energy brings national global security.     

      by Calamity Jean on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 11:56:14 AM PDT

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      •  The old confederacy is into wind... (0+ / 0-)

        Just not their own wind.

        Both Georgia (here) and Alabama (here) are buying wind produced from Oklahoma.

        Wind can be sent to the south easily from Oklahoma. One day from Texas, too, once they connect their grid to the rest of the country.

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