Florida panel to discuss timeline on renewable energy quotas

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A small step today by state officials may be a giant step for Florida's fight against global warming.
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atrivino

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Oct 13, 2008
somehow we ended paying more light each month to cover this , i wonder is it worth it??
A1ACharles-The Best

Lake Worth, FL

#2 Oct 14, 2008
This will work only if we can keep the luddite neocons at bay.
Susie Holland

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#3 Oct 14, 2008
Solar and wind and hydro now!!!!! Jesus, why is it the bottom line for these guys and 30 or forty years out. Give me a solar hot water heater on my roof now.
It will start with personal and commercial use we all have roofs for our own solar set ups. Make new commercial fold solar energy and energy efficiency into their costs. Make them affordable, and I will buy one in a heart beat.WE should all be making out own electricity, it is not rocket science.
lab-rat

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Oct 14, 2008
For what it's worth, the state incentives and rebates as they stand appear pretty lame. Maybe if the private sector was a little more motivated it would help. We appear to be one of the worst in the nation.

http://www.power-savetv.com/wind_pop.html
Obama Man

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Oct 14, 2008
I fully support renewable energy. So what if your gas milage drops by over 10 percent when you add 10 percent ethanol to gas? Global Warming is more important. So what if it costs $4 a gallon to make ethanol? Global Warming is more important. So what if ethanol is an alcohol that absorbs water and damages engine parts causing expensive engine repairs after a few years? Global Warming is more important. So what if the price of food doubles because we are burning food as fuel? Global Warming is more important. So what if poor people starve and the price of fuel eats up their entire paycheck to pay for gas, heating, air conditioning and electricity? Poor people are not important, Global Warming is more important.

Democrats care about poor people as much as they care about the truth. What is killing poor people is the price of energy and food. This is a worldwide phenonmenon where "Progressives" also known as "Liberals" are using 'renewable resources'(food) as fuel and causing global starvation and lost jobs and homes. This chaos is in line with killing one million, two hundred thousand children in the USA alone to put billions of dollars into the pockets of lawyers and the medical industry so we can invent a wrinkle cream that will keep Progressives and Liberals alive longer.

If you are a working stiff, you are the victim of liberals who promote programs that will lead to the death of your freedoms and life. Global Warming is more important than you are.
savant

United States

#6 Oct 14, 2008
We could be entering a period of global cooling as sunspot activity is overdue. The idea that we control the climate is laughable after all who warmed the climate enought for the Vikings to farm Greenland?Why was it called Greenland except that it was covered with plants and not snow.? Pardon me for questioning any of the crap the government tries to ram down the collective throat of the taxpayer.

“Yes we did! ”

Since: Mar 08

Miami, FL

#7 Oct 14, 2008
Obama Man: if brains were electricity, you would have problems powering a pen light.

Ethanol is now a big agribusiness quango and what is driving it is not "liberal" philosophy but - are we ready for this one?- the FREE MARKET you right wing cranks think is a manifestation of natural law. It's simple, so you may still have difficulty understanding this: farmers get more for their corn if they sell it to ethanol manufacturers; the demand for corn for ethanol also drives up the price of feed corn and corn for human consumption. There have been significant alternatives to corn for ethanol manufacturing right from the git-go, so why are people still growing and using corn for fuel? Because (a) it is in the interests of big agribusiness to continue to do so and (b) because the crops of alternative, non-foodstuff plants like jatropha and switchgrass - which actually have a higher potential for ethanol production than corn - that can replace corn are still in the process of being planted and cultivated. Eventually, these cheaper crops will replace corn because they can be planted and harvested at a much lower cost than corn. It will take some time only because the corn interests have had so much more clout in political circles, and it could be helped along by a little "socialist" legislation (although in all fairness our right wingnuts will scream "socialist" if you hand a homeless beggar a granola bar through the window of your BMW). Some helpful moves would be a tax on corn profits that would be used to fund the development of other alternative energy sources, coupled with tax incentives to encourage farmers to plant non-foodstuff crops for ethanol.

Something else that would help: a marshaling of our technical and financial resources to develop and implement all of the alternative energy production systems for which we already have the technology. One of Big Oil's big lies - one that has been slurped up by the right, ever eager to believe any crock of crap that their corporate hookers of both parties in congress pour into their ideological swilling troughs - is that we "don't have the technology yet" to switch to alternative systems. We do indeed, and have had much of it for decades. Another interesting little piece of legislation (although it would take more pressure on Big Oil than the toadies in congress could muster without a promise of armed protection) would strip the patent ownership from any corporation that controlled such technologies and had not made serious attempts to apply them within a given period of time, and permit new bidders to buy those patents back from the government and put the technology to work. THEN we would be getting somewhere - instead of being right wing crybabies who sit around all day whining and blaming "liberals" for the abject failure of their own philosophy.
A1ACharles-The Best

Lake Worth, FL

#8 Oct 14, 2008
Obama Man wrote:
I fully support renewable energy. So what if your gas milage drops by over 10 percent when you add 10 percent ethanol to gas? Global Warming is more important. So what if it costs $4 a gallon to make ethanol? Global Warming is more important. So what if ethanol is an alcohol that absorbs water and damages engine parts causing expensive engine repairs after a few years? Global Warming is more important. So what if the price of food doubles because we are burning food as fuel? Global Warming is more important. So what if poor people starve and the price of fuel eats up their entire paycheck to pay for gas, heating, air conditioning and electricity? Poor people are not important, Global Warming is more important.
Democrats care about poor people as much as they care about the truth. What is killing poor people is the price of energy and food. This is a worldwide phenonmenon where "Progressives" also known as "Liberals" are using 'renewable resources'(food) as fuel and causing global starvation and lost jobs and homes. This chaos is in line with killing one million, two hundred thousand children in the USA alone to put billions of dollars into the pockets of lawyers and the medical industry so we can invent a wrinkle cream that will keep Progressives and Liberals alive longer.
If you are a working stiff, you are the victim of liberals who promote programs that will lead to the death of your freedoms and life. Global Warming is more important than you are.
Add neophyte to the list of neocon character traits.

Obama is a Muslim!

LOL
What

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Oct 14, 2008
How bout right now! Get your head out of your @#! and get something done. Please.

“Yes we did! ”

Since: Mar 08

Miami, FL

#11 Oct 15, 2008
You're waiting for the PSC to get self-motivated? Right.

What you need to do is, see if you can find your local state reps and try to get a word in edgewise between them and their corporate pimps in Tallahassee. It won't be easy, but the mere effort you will need to expend may be very gratifying.
A1ACharles-The Best

Lake Worth, FL

#12 Oct 15, 2008
bush's fault

“EnvironMENTAList ”

Since: Feb 07

Near Detroit

#13 Oct 15, 2008
A1ACharles-The Best wrote:
bush's fault
neocons fault
A1ACharles-The Best

Lake Worth, FL

#14 Oct 16, 2008
mememine69 wrote:
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neocons fault
I knew you would finally come around. Keep reading my posts, and turn off Fox Snooze

“EnvironMENTAList ”

Since: Feb 07

Near Detroit

#15 Oct 16, 2008
A1ACharles-The Best wrote:
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I knew you would finally come around. Keep reading my posts, and turn off Fox Snooze
We both agree that global warming is politics, not science.
We are both wrong.
A1ACharles-The Best

Lake Worth, FL

#16 Oct 16, 2008
mememine69 wrote:
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We both agree that global warming is politics, not science.
We are both wrong.
Speak for yourself. I am never wrong. bush makes it easy: just say the opposite of bush and you will never be wrong.
A1ACharles-The Best

Lake Worth, FL

#17 Oct 16, 2008
Have I mentioned that I am never wrong?

Since: Sep 08

AOL

#18 Oct 16, 2008
A1ACharles-The Best wrote:
Have I mentioned that I am never wrong?
HAVE I TOLD YOU I'M THE FAMOUS SPUD4402? I HAD TO GET A NEW NAME AND I REMEMBER YOU SAYING FOR MANY YEARS THAT YOU WERE NEVER WRONG. YOUR A1A WILL COME IN HANDY SOON. keep tthe faith.

“EnvironMENTAList ”

Since: Feb 07

Near Detroit

#19 Oct 17, 2008
A1ACharles-The Best wrote:
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Speak for yourself. I am never wrong. bush makes it easy: just say the opposite of bush and you will never be wrong.
Proving once again that concern for our planet by do gooders like you, is nothing but liberal fear, hate and revenge and not science at all.
I hate Bush too by the way.

“EnvironMENTAList ”

Since: Feb 07

Near Detroit

#20 Oct 17, 2008
A1ACharles-The Best wrote:
Have I mentioned that I am never wrong?
Who will win the AFC East this year oh wise and knowing one?
A1ACharles-The Best

Lake Worth, FL

#21 Oct 17, 2008
mememine69 wrote:
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Who will win the AFC East this year oh wise and knowing one?
Beats me.

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