Progress Energy looks to sun for energy

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Comments on Topix forums : Progress Energy saw its plans for an oil-fired plant in Woodfin to generate electricity at peak demands shot down by the community two years ago.

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Since: Jan 08

Conover, NC

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#1
Oct 10, 2008
 
This is great news. Pushing hard for conservation and renewables is what our leaders ought to have been doing all along. Instead they errantly chose to give Progress Energy a sweetheart $1/year deal to build a polluting power plant upwind of densely populated West Asheville.

While all the Commissioners (and candidate John Carroll) were big fans of the Diesel Power Plant, it was Nathan Ramsey's poor leadership and Wanda Greene's secrecy that led us to the brink of a terrible mistake.
kikki

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Oct 10, 2008
 
the sun aint nothing but a daytime moon
comanche

Greenville, SC

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Oct 10, 2008
 
kikki wrote:
the sun aint nothing but a daytime moon
Are you deliberately ignorant or is it something in your genes?
kikki

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Oct 10, 2008
 
are you deliberatly lacking in humor or are you just dull?
comanche

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Oct 10, 2008
 
I enjoy a good joke when I hear one - your post doesn't meet the criteria for humor, nor does it advance any sort of discussion on this topic.

Since: Jan 08

Conover, NC

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Oct 10, 2008
 
I thought kikki was being cute.

Comanche, what about the discussion would you like to advance exactly?
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Oct 10, 2008
 
comanche wrote:
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Are you deliberately ignorant or is it something in your genes?
Itz spellt JEANS, ain't it? Duhh

“Don't blame me. I voted.”

Since: Feb 08

Sylva, NC

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Oct 10, 2008
 
Way to go, Progress Energy. Solar Power is the wave of now and of the future. Congrats. Hopefully your colleague power utilities will follow suit very soon.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

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Oct 10, 2008
 
Silverwolf 104 wrote:
Way to go, Progress Energy. Solar Power is the wave of now and of the future. Congrats. Hopefully your colleague power utilities will follow suit very soon.
Take a look at www.dsireusa.org click on NC to get the programs that are in effect in your State and general area. One recent event SB1878 gives a homeowner a tax advantage on installing solar PV on their homes. IE) Say you install a 50,000 dollar solar PV system on your home, SB1878 says that 80% of the solar PV system appraised value is NOT added to your property tax. If you put 50,000 in upgrades into your home,say a new game room, it would raise your tax burden by the 50,000. With the solar PV it would raise your tax burden by 10,000. If anyone has the money to install solar PV, right now it looks a lot better on return than a trading account at Bear Sterns.

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