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    The FHFA has completely and utterly blown it on PACE, which could have already revolutionized our entire energy infrastructure and created millions of sustainable, long term jobs while hugely reducing GHG emissions. At NO cost to anyone at all. None....
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    Actually, MJ, you make a good point that we should not encourage fracking. Unfortunately, you hugely misunderstand how wind impacts the fuel mix of the grid if you think it reduces gas burning/fracking. It does exactly the opposite. Quick sketch:...
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    LADWP both thinks too small (in terms of total program size and FIT rates) but also not small enough (minimum system size for FIT is 30 kW, 10 times the normal household system). This means that it will not be...
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    Aaaahhhh yes, the smug stench of energy imperialism rises from yet another monied faux-eco enclave. The giddy self-congratulations can be heard for miles around, while the fugitive dust and dead wildlife are sanitized from view and left for "those people"...
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    In response to MJ, I might say that it's due to the MASSIVE GREENWASHING that these deadly boondoggles are getting from the unholy triumverate of corporate enviros, politicians and Big Energy (especially the real beneficiary of Big Wind, which is...
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    White roofs are an excellent start, but why not get serious about cooling by encouraging rooftop solar in a meaningful way, which would reduce cooling costs by 38% in CA, according to UCSD, thanks to shading? Then, why not cover...
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    For what it's worth, I comment here from my MacBook Pro (one of the most energy-efficient computers, btw), and I can promise you this: Within 7-10 days of the state of CA either implementing a German-style FIT or a reimbursement...
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    The other thing this analysis does is point out the grotesque inequity of net metering, which rewards energy hogs and completely excludes everyone who cares enough about the planet to conserve energy. It's insane! The more power you waste, the...
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    Absolutely repulsive. FWS needs to be completely dismantled now that it has just become an unapologetic lobbyist for destructive, overpriced, unreliable, anti-democracy Big Energy. FERC, NREL, EPA, DOD and many other agencies recognize that slaughtering wilderness and wild animals for...
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    Surprisingly, Mr. Hayes' work as a lobbyist for Big Energy mercenaries Sempra and San Diego Gas and Electric continued apace in his work at DOI as an unregistered lobbyist for multiple Big Energy mercenaries working diligently to pillage previously healthy...
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    Not only totally predictable, but totally predicted. Buuut, as usual it's too late to un-permit and remediate the project because the damage is done, the money's been paid, blah blah blah. I truly hope there is civil liability here for...
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    How many biodiversity hotspots are destroyed when solar power is sited in the built environment? Yeah, none. So tell me again why all our government and ratepayer resources are flooding Big Solar and Big Wind and Big Transmission train wrecks...
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    Et tu, Ivanpah? Or have FWS, CEC, DOI and all the other acronymed agencies encouraging wilderness slaughter for Big Energy profits just forgotten that there is a nasty, deadly, bird-zapping power tower project being built right now, not far from...
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    argh. what a scary, disingenuous measurement basis! industrywide worldwide "net energy balance?" at this stage? are you kidding me? NREL calculated the "embedded energy payback" of actual installed rooftop PV systems years ago and determined that on a per-panel basis,...
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    The question I have is: Are they fully and irreversibly closing down these coal plants or are those plants just going to sell their dirty power to another utility, resulting in no net GHG reductions and no net coal reductions?...
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    hmmm. what is "greener" about spewing megapotent GHG SF6 into the atmosphere while bulldozing roads, pouring concrete and forging steel, while microgrids that could make our grid reliable, clean and secure (unlike long transmission) and could localize and democratize our...
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    Interesting that DOI only considers dirt to be "habitat," and ignores the 20,000 acres of airspace avian life "inhabits" most of the time. No doubt the birds, bats and insects living there will not even notice that their entire range...
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    Hmmm. Where will they draw the water from? These plants average net water losses of anywhere from 1/4 gallon/kWh to 3 gallons/kWh and this is a desert we are talking about, right? Unless I have read the studies incorrectly, even...
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    and this, my friends, is what we get when we put a bunch of crooks, bankers, bureaucrats and polluters between ourselves and clean energy generation/emissions reductions. feed in tariffs for small-scale local generation are cheaper, faster, and very easily validated,...
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    It is just beyond belief that IREC is so blind to the amazing possibilities of a legitimate feed in tariff (not the cheapskate, tiny, wrongsized LADWP version) for all scales of solar generation, including sunny rooftops where the homeowners are...
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    Argh. Lip service to energy efficiency since it's his own FHFA economy-sucking-vampire De Marco who is preventing PACE loans from being widely available for people who want to improve the efficiency of their homes and install rooftop solar. Get us...
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    Mr. Hambler is absolutely correct, and it is laughably disingenuous for Big Energy apologists to pretend that killing off the raptor and bat populations (for thousands of miles around) won't lead to enormous upsurges in disease vectors such as rodents...
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    The utilities really do have some nerve complaining about wealth redistribution (even feigning concern for low-income ratepayers!) when they are gouging all of us every day by blocking the only successful renewable energy policy in the world in favor of...
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    This is a good, if agonizingly slow start. Of course, especially in the case of financing rooftop solar, on-bill repayment would be exponentially better for everyone if it were coupled with a generous feed in tariff that the utility could...
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    They could probably double those numbers if they use the "biomass" of slaughtered avian species for combined heat and power! You can't just kill a bunch of animals, spew a bunch of GHGs from cement and steel and transmission, destroy...
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    aaaaahhhh, good ole Chevron/BP/StatOil/Morgan Stanley (aka Bright Source), holding up their cardboard signs "will kill for cash." never mind that we could produce more and better quality solar power for less money from within our built environment, much faster and...
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    Gee, First Solar, you are just now - after destroying thousands and thousands of acres of healthy wilderness to scoop up billions of taxpayer dollars - realizing that PV is modular? Some of us have been saying this for years...
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    Both the previous commenters are (intentionally?) ignoring the devastating impacts that LADWP has caused on eagle populations with it's absolutely cutting-edge "new" technology at "Pine Tree Wind Farm" - higher kill rates on a per-turbine basis than Altamont. It is...
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    Uh, PG+E, if you want to count rooftop solar towards the 33% RPS, why don't you support German style Feed in Tariffs so you are purchasing the electricity (often for lower prices than you are buying Big Wind, Big Gas...
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    Wow, imagine if the hundreds of millions of dollars CA ratepayers have WASTED on market manipulation, plus the hundreds of millions of dollars CA ratepayers have WASTED on San Onofre had been spent on a tiny, reliable, feed in tariff...
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  • Comment
    The FHFA has completely and utterly blown it on PACE, which could have already revolutionized our entire energy infrastructure and created millions of sustainable, long term jobs while hugely reducing GHG emissions. At NO cost to anyone at all. None....
  • Comment
    Actually, MJ, you make a good point that we should not encourage fracking. Unfortunately, you hugely misunderstand how wind impacts the fuel mix of the grid if you think it reduces gas burning/fracking. It does exactly the opposite. Quick sketch:...
  • Comment
    LADWP both thinks too small (in terms of total program size and FIT rates) but also not small enough (minimum system size for FIT is 30 kW, 10 times the normal household system). This means that it will not be...
  • Comment
    Aaaahhhh yes, the smug stench of energy imperialism rises from yet another monied faux-eco enclave. The giddy self-congratulations can be heard for miles around, while the fugitive dust and dead wildlife are sanitized from view and left for "those people"...
  • Comment
    In response to MJ, I might say that it's due to the MASSIVE GREENWASHING that these deadly boondoggles are getting from the unholy triumverate of corporate enviros, politicians and Big Energy (especially the real beneficiary of Big Wind, which is...
  • Comment
    White roofs are an excellent start, but why not get serious about cooling by encouraging rooftop solar in a meaningful way, which would reduce cooling costs by 38% in CA, according to UCSD, thanks to shading? Then, why not cover...
  • Comment
    For what it's worth, I comment here from my MacBook Pro (one of the most energy-efficient computers, btw), and I can promise you this: Within 7-10 days of the state of CA either implementing a German-style FIT or a reimbursement...
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    The other thing this analysis does is point out the grotesque inequity of net metering, which rewards energy hogs and completely excludes everyone who cares enough about the planet to conserve energy. It's insane! The more power you waste, the...
  • Comment
    Absolutely repulsive. FWS needs to be completely dismantled now that it has just become an unapologetic lobbyist for destructive, overpriced, unreliable, anti-democracy Big Energy. FERC, NREL, EPA, DOD and many other agencies recognize that slaughtering wilderness and wild animals for...
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    Surprisingly, Mr. Hayes' work as a lobbyist for Big Energy mercenaries Sempra and San Diego Gas and Electric continued apace in his work at DOI as an unregistered lobbyist for multiple Big Energy mercenaries working diligently to pillage previously healthy...
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