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UVA Students Camp Out for Clean Energy - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 23 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Oct 26, 2011, titled UVA Students Camp Out for Clean Energy - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A nationwide effort to get coal off college campuses is the cause for a campout Wednesday night.

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trent

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Oct 26, 2011
What kind of weak protest is that? Put up a few tents and wear a t-shirt, wow I'm overwhelmed!
citizen

Lexington, VA

#2 Oct 27, 2011
Perhaps UVA might like to donate their evil coal heat to the truly poor families of Appalachia?
citizen

Lexington, VA

#3 Oct 27, 2011
Dominion Electric gets 43% of it's production from coal and 40% from nuclear reactors. Natural gas is 13%, oil is 2% and hydroelectric/other means is a whopping 2%.

Why is this? In 1980 the typical US home had three electronic devices and today the average is 25.

Source for the above is the April 2011 Customer Connection newsletter from Dominion.

Instead of the usual media showboating UVA grandstanders need to talk to the state's utility and get their facts straight for a change. No, in short we do not have other options for more than a few years and the utility will be only too happy to tell these people why that is the case.

UVA needs to invite the briefing team from Dominion Electric to come and cut through the liberal blather.
Larry

Crozet, VA

#4 Oct 27, 2011
Coal is clean, clear and efficient
I use it whenever possible.

Since: May 10

Earlysville, VA

#5 Oct 27, 2011
So students, what do you suggest UVa use to boil thousands of gallons of water a minute? Solar wouldn't be enough, especially on cloudy days. Wind nor damns nor tidal motion can't heat water.
Which leaves us with natural gas, oil, wood or relocating the boiler at the reactor site and rebuilding the nuclear reactor. I imagine the "green" choice would be natural gas.
If natural gas is acceptable, then be sure to go ask daddy for some money so you can pay for the conversion, so the taxpayers don't.
TEX

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Oct 27, 2011
If liberals weren't so soggy, they might burn well hummm was it recently that our clean coal resources were sold to foreigners (Clinton I think)
The Bear

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Oct 27, 2011
"David Kwon, a second year student and Sierra Students Coalition member, stated, "In order for UVA to be a leader, we need to step up and really be a pioneer in clean energy."

Davey, how many thousands of acres would you like to cover with solar panels? How many thousands of bats and birds do you want to kill with windmills and where would you put 'em? How low are you willing to turn your thermostat and how long are you willing to turn off all your lights, computer, TV, music box and go without hot water, microwave, stove?

I believe the applicable term for these "children" is dunderheads.
coupon cutter

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Oct 27, 2011
How about a protest for lousy pay for the blue collar workers of UVA? Ask them next time you see one.You will be suprised.Not just housekeepers,I am talking Plumbers,Electricians,Hvac mechanics.Skilled tradespeople who have gone through numerous years of schooling.
libless

Winchester, VA

#9 Oct 27, 2011
Yes... shutdown the coal fired generators and the tax payer funding.
John

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Oct 27, 2011
Windmills, Solar and Pixie Dust will power our future. These students are idiots...
local

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Oct 27, 2011
It's not that bad walking by that place as long as the wind is not stirring up all that dust. Although it was a great idea for a cancer center nearby.
yep

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Oct 27, 2011
Larry wrote:
Coal is clean, clear and efficient
I use it whenever possible.
I put it my brownies!
Concerned about Coal

Madison, WI

#13 Oct 27, 2011
I applaud the work of these students. "Never doubts that a small concerned group of people can change the world - in truth that's all that ever has". Kudos to these students for breaking the myth that this generation is not active or concerned about the future. I echo their call for the University of Virginia to live be a true leader and blaze the way forward to a clean energy future. We have the resources for clean, efficient energy right here and we don't need to poison our communities with coal to do it.
T-Money

Verona, VA

#14 Oct 27, 2011
Can we even burn wood now, or would that kill too many trees? I could use the dead wood but that may reduce the level of normal decomposition for soil, so that own't work. I could use natural gas but that would create too much CO2. Ummmm, jumping jacks, yeah that's it, that'll keep me warm!
true

Crozet, VA

#15 Oct 27, 2011
This is why college kids shouldnt vote, let them try living in a tent this winter show us they really mean business. The little panty wastes would be begging for heat, the dumb aszes dont even realize china which seems to be building plants every week and are the coal industrys biggest buyers, hello idiots
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Oct 27, 2011
Perhaps the latte liberals of UVA would like to donate their evil coal heat to the thousands of poor Appalachian families that would be happy to get any kind of heat?
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Oct 27, 2011
Concerned about Coal wrote:
I applaud the work of these students. "Never doubts that a small concerned group of people can change the world - in truth that's all that ever has". Kudos to these students for breaking the myth that this generation is not active or concerned about the future. I echo their call for the University of Virginia to live be a true leader and blaze the way forward to a clean energy future. We have the resources for clean, efficient energy right here and we don't need to poison our communities with coal to do it.
Without coal your heating bill would be at least twice what it is now and I am sure you would be singing a radically different tune from your current liberal delusion.

Why don't you have Dominion Electric come and talk to your civic groups? They will do this since they deal in reality, not so called green fantasy technology that is decades away.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Oct 27, 2011
T-Money wrote:
Can we even burn wood now, or would that kill too many trees? I could use the dead wood but that may reduce the level of normal decomposition for soil, so that own't work. I could use natural gas but that would create too much CO2. Ummmm, jumping jacks, yeah that's it, that'll keep me warm!
Don't worry you will be warm soon enough. ME will have VA climate in a few years.
Most people have your attitude.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#19 Oct 27, 2011
Concerned about Coal wrote:
I applaud the work of these students. "Never doubts that a small concerned group of people can change the world - in truth that's all that ever has". Kudos to these students for breaking the myth that this generation is not active or concerned about the future. I echo their call for the University of Virginia to live be a true leader and blaze the way forward to a clean energy future. We have the resources for clean, efficient energy right here and we don't need to poison our communities with coal to do it.
What are these "clean resources" and how can the poor afford them? Please be specific with documentation to back up your assertions.
lots of stuff

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Oct 27, 2011
Just another feel good action by students with nothing better to do. Prably gets them an A in civcs class.

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