Do more to promote Md.'s green economy

Do more to promote Md.'s green economy

There are 5 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Do more to promote Md.'s green economy. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The editorial "Making Maryland green" is correct in calling for aggressively promoting alternative energy.

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mike p

United States

#1 Nov 5, 2008
Waves, tides and currents? Do to the fact that these forces only happen a couple times a day and the inability to store electricity they are impractactical. The problem seems to be that a lawyer is deciding energy issues.
Magicman

Cockeysville, MD

#2 Nov 5, 2008
" Maryland should and must promote alternative energy with voluntary incentives to private developers, whether through tax breaks, direct grants or loans or advantages in processing approvals for green buildings."

How do we come up with the money to pay for this? Do we raise taxes again, if not what programs do we cut. It's time for all of us to realize that there are limits to what can be done.
mike p

United States

#3 Nov 5, 2008
Magicman wrote:
" Maryland should and must promote alternative energy with voluntary incentives to private developers, whether through tax breaks, direct grants or loans or advantages in processing approvals for green buildings."
How do we come up with the money to pay for this? Do we raise taxes again, if not what programs do we cut. It's time for all of us to realize that there are limits to what can be done.
Invest in clean coal technology. We have pleanty of coal and it works in power plants that we already have built. Its also not cost prohibitive like wind and solar.
wakeup

Columbia, MD

#4 Nov 5, 2008
mike p wrote:
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Invest in clean coal technology. We have pleanty of coal and it works in power plants that we already have built. Its also not cost prohibitive like wind and solar.
at this point clean coal is still a myth. there are no working clean coal plants. you have become a victim of the coal industries $60 million ad campaign. Carbon emissions and waste are not reduced, simply shifted and the environmental destruction from mining remains. There is really not much clean about it. it seems to me we should have enough bright scientific minds in this world to move on from the antiquated forms of energy we currently use. i suspect there is great supression of some of this innovation from these trillion dollar energy industries. its a shame that people who want to see change are forced to illegally produce biofuels in their basements instead of having it be part of mainstream technology.
Tom

Severn, MD

#5 Nov 5, 2008
Jethro Bodine invented a gasoline pill.
Just add water.

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