Duke ready to start Cliffside plant

Duke Energy Corp. is ready to begin construction of a new coal-fired power generator in western North Carolina, as soon as state environmental regulators sign off on its air pollution limits. Full Story
BROAD RIVER

Lincolnton, NC

#1 Jan 25, 2008
AINT ENOUGH WATER HERE TO RUN A NEW COAL PLANT
MADD

Candler, NC

#2 Jan 25, 2008
I say find out the one,s who oppose the plant and just cut their power off and see how long it,s takes for them to come around. i own 57 acre,s will be glad for them to build a plant on my land,
Capital Idea

Lincolnton, NC

#3 Jan 26, 2008
good to hear; especially since it is to replace and upgrade 50 year old plants. These will be cleaner, more efficient and better for all.
Maybe 50 years from now this one can be replaced with something else, but for the near term this is required.
Under no circumstances do we need to set ourselves up for power shortages.
Jim Greenwood

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jan 26, 2008
Capital Idea wrote:
good to hear; especially since it is to replace and upgrade 50 year old plants. These will be cleaner, more efficient and better for all.
Maybe 50 years from now this one can be replaced with something else, but for the near term this is required.
Under no circumstances do we need to set ourselves up for power shortages.
There's no such animal as a "clean" coal-fired power plant!
www.appvoices.org
Star Gazer

Lincolnton, NC

#5 Jan 26, 2008
Jim Greenwood wrote:
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There's no such animal as a "clean" coal-fired power plant!
www.appvoices.org
it said "cleaner", not "clean"
also, by what standard would anything be determined to be "clean" or "clean" enough to appease the eco-fundamentalists? It takes a lot of energy to make solar cells and wind turbins, batteries and hydrogen; it also takes up a lot of natural resources and creates a lot of waste. Nevertheless, technology will continue to advance and things will be cleaner and more efficient 10 years from now, and people will have more and be more affluent, in spite of the nut jobs seeking our collective deprivation.
Jim Greenwood

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jan 26, 2008
Star Gazer wrote:
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it said "cleaner", not "clean"
also, by what standard would anything be determined to be "clean" or "clean" enough to appease the eco-fundamentalists? It takes a lot of energy to make solar cells and wind turbins, batteries and hydrogen; it also takes up a lot of natural resources and creates a lot of waste. Nevertheless, technology will continue to advance and things will be cleaner and more efficient 10 years from now, and people will have more and be more affluent, in spite of the nut jobs seeking our collective deprivation.
Point taken. There is no such animal as "cleaner" fossil fueled power plants. Scrub till Bessie returns to the crib and the use of coal will continue to pollute. Contrary to your mind-set, being an "earth-muffin" ins't a prerequisite for opposing more air-fouling, coal fired power plants.
Star Gazer

Lincolnton, NC

#7 Jan 26, 2008
Newer plants are cleaner.
In this case, it's not even more plants, they are replacing old ones with new ones that will work better.
Why would anyone oppose getting old ones off line and building some new ones in their place?
It is stupidity.
Jim Greenwood

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jan 26, 2008
Star Gazer wrote:
Newer plants are cleaner.
In this case, it's not even more plants, they are replacing old ones with new ones that will work better.
Why would anyone oppose getting old ones off line and building some new ones in their place?
It is stupidity.
Here's where the earth muffins seem confused. They oppose coal fired plants as well as nuclear powered plants. IMHO, nuclear power is the way to go. Critics bemoan the fact that they're outrageously expensive and produce waste that's extremely difficult to dispose of. I can't argue those points as I'm no expert on nuclear power. That being said, technology has made significant leaps since Three Mile Island.
Big Ed

Landis, NC

#9 Jan 29, 2008
It would help if the citizens in this area would work diligently to reduce their consumption of electricity.
I oppose this new plant but it means we must all work together to fight the giant.
Jim Greenwood

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Jan 29, 2008
Big Ed wrote:
It would help if the citizens in this area would work diligently to reduce their consumption of electricity.
I oppose this new plant but it means we must all work together to fight the giant.
Exactly, Big Ed!
white darcel

Swannanoa, NC

#11 Jan 30, 2008
can't wait for the warren wilson hippies to chain themselfs to this one
Claudia

United States

#12 Feb 2, 2008
I just moved to Cary ffrom Brevard. wnc is gorgeous land ,it's a shame it's own people don't seem to care about it.
Jim Greenwood

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Feb 2, 2008
Claudia wrote:
I just moved to Cary ffrom Brevard. wnc is gorgeous land ,it's a shame it's own people don't seem to care about it.
They've grown complacent, Ms. Claudia. Scope-out the litter tossed into the French Broad. You'll find everything from tires to clothes-dryers. The guilty $hit-bums should be forced to utilize the polluted Mississippi River for recreation. On a similar note, spend a few weeks living down-wind from Suaget, IL. You'll enjoy the sweet stench of Amaz Zinc, Cerro Copper & Brass, Monsanto Chemical, etc. This funk surpasses anything emanating from Canton!
Jim Greenwood

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Feb 2, 2008
Jim Greenwood wrote:
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They've grown complacent, Ms. Claudia. Scope-out the litter tossed into the French Broad. You'll find everything from tires to clothes-dryers. The guilty $hit-bums should be forced to utilize the polluted Mississippi River for recreation. On a similar note, spend a few weeks living down-wind from Suaget, IL. You'll enjoy the sweet stench of Amaz Zinc, Cerro Copper & Brass, Monsanto Chemical, etc. This funk surpasses anything emanating from Canton!
Make that Sauget, IL.

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