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Portugal embraces clean energy | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 2 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 22, 2010, titled Portugal embraces clean energy | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Five years ago, the leaders of this sun-scorched, wind-swept nation made a bet: To reduce Portugal's dependence on imported fossil fuels, they embarked on an array of ambitious renewable energy projects - primarily harnessing the country's wind and hydropower but also its sunlight and ocean waves.

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Beloit, OH

#1 Aug 22, 2010
The entire nation of Portugal is smaller than the State of Ohio in both land area and population.

Portugal apparently does not have conventional generation options that do not involve the importation of fuel to make electricity.

QUOTE -“So in 2000, Portugal’s first step was to separate making electricity from transporting it, through a mandatory purchase by the government of all transmission lines for electricity and gas at what were deemed fair market prices.”
Apparently Portugal is a socialist state that does not have constitutional limits similar to the United States. Are we suggesting that our constitution needs to be shredded?

QUOTE –“The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has renewed questions about the risks and unpredictable costs of America’s unremitting dependence on fossil fuels. President Barack Obama has seized on the opportunity to promote his goal of having 20 percent to 25 percent of America’s electricity produced from renewable sources by 2025.”
What does oil have to do with producing electricity in the United States? The answer is “VIRTUALLY NOTHING”, considering oil is used to produce less than 1% of the electricity in the United States. Changing the way we produce electricity will not effect US oil consumption by a single drop; except that, by raising the cost of electricity, we will actually make it more difficult to transition away from oil for automobiles and home heating.

I support the debate on revising energy strategy in the United States; we need to review and revise. Comparison of the situation in the United States to the situation in Portugal, however, is absurd and deliberately misleading.

Lewis Center, OH

#2 Apr 14, 2014
talk about misleading... 34 years to pay back the toyota wind turbines?? I told you I wouldn't forget about your "expert" comments on the Delaware, OH forum regarding the Byers Toyota wind turbine.

*If anyone wants to read this floridians view of Delaware and wind, look up Jerry333 Delaware, wind energy, toyota buyers dealership.

he's a big fauxnews fan.... go figure!! troll.

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