Nature Conservancy to use grass for e...

Nature Conservancy to use grass for energy in southern Minnesota

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 11, 2009, titled Nature Conservancy to use grass for energy in southern Minnesota. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A conservation group is trying to determine whether prairie grass in southern Minnesota could be used to produce electricity.

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Government Money Tree

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jun 11, 2009
grass to energy....sounds good. send them a $50mm grant and put no restrictions on the salaries of the management of the group.
Incredible

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jun 11, 2009
Anything that burns can technically be used to produce electricity. The real question is can it be done without raising prices and/or requiring huge government subsidies.
Struggler

United States

#3 Jun 11, 2009
I think this is another case of bureaucratic capitalism headed towards stomping on the man of the land. If its done with no money exchange, and sources of grass come from eleswhere after the test is completed, fine. To allow the Nature Conservancy, DNR, Fish and wildlife, income from an energy source that is paid and taxed to the people of Minnesota is totally unfair and irresponsible.
Dr Phil

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jun 11, 2009
I can produce lots of gas,more so after a plate of brown beans and hotdogs
Surburban Dad

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jun 11, 2009
Can we use our 200 plus years of coal and stop this non sense???

going green kills jobs and prosperity
AAG

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jun 11, 2009
Right. Take for instance all the current subsidies on oil and gas. Personally, I'd rather have it benefit the local and global ecosystem if we're going to pay for it.
Incredible wrote:
Anything that burns can technically be used to produce electricity. The real question is can it be done without raising prices and/or requiring huge government subsidies.
Jimmy Travis

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jun 11, 2009
Exxon/Mobil paid in taxes last year 33 billion to the Federal Government. Coal similiar to that had a huge tax bill payable to the federal government.

On the other hand, the federal government pays out(its called subsidies) companies to make all this "green" garbage. Windmills, Solar, Ethonal.

deficits anyone
Incredible

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jun 11, 2009
AAG wrote:
Right. Take for instance all the current subsidies on oil and gas. Personally, I'd rather have it benefit the local and global ecosystem if we're going to pay for it.
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Facts? Numbers? Anything?

Didn't think so. Go take a nap in your hemp hammock and try not to think to critically.

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