Illinois not meeting goals for solar energy

Nov 10, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Chicago Tribune

Shedd Aquarium officials Roger Germann, from left, Bob Wengel and Mike Delfini show its rooftop solar panels, projected to shave $25,000 to $30,000 a year from its electricity bill.

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reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#1 Nov 11, 2013
Hey lighten up on Illinois.

State may be slackers on solar technical crap but on important life issues da state rules.

The state is way ahead on political corruption, last several governors are still in prison.
Bet them other states can't make that claim??

Illinois got more welfare cheats, drug sales, unregistered unlicensed guns, gun involved homicides, greedy union membership with large unfunded retirement contracts9 WONDER WHO IS GOING TO PAY THEM WHEN THE STATE GOES BANKRUPT?,

larger numbers of unemployed blacks, larger numbers of illegal immigrants on welfare stealing goods and services from Chicago,
More black gangs, illegal immigrant gangs, homeless people, run down schools, run down neighborhoods, abandon homes factories, commercial building.

more empty city lots cause the city has had to tear down thousands of abandon homes cause the blacks run them down too bad to live in.

Bet Illinois has more unfunded long term debt than most any states which causes me to wonder when exactly will Illinois go bankrupt?

Cause there ain't enough money to support this bloated fiscal mess.

head scientist on call

La Grange, IL

#3 Nov 14, 2013
NeverApayback with solar wrote:
Same with windmills. Each windmill costs over
$5,000,000 and it takes over 40 years for a payback
break even. Why invest when we have 300 years worth of natural gas and 250 years of coal and 240 years of oil? DOWN WITH THE IDIOT AUTOMATON GREENIES.
We all can power our homes with free heat and cooling from the inner earth itself folks.Thats right. Geothermal radiation can power handle everything free.No need for wind mills,solar panels,natural gas,or coal.Mother nature supplied us with all we need yet we aren't using it.Why not? Because the big oil companys and natural gas and coal industry wouldn't make money off our sorry asssses!!!!! Wake up people.Who's Witt Me?!!!!!
mad scientist

Atlanta, GA

#5 Nov 16, 2013
NeverApayback with solar wrote:
Same with windmills. Each windmill costs over
$5,000,000 and it takes over 40 years for a payback
break even. Why invest when we have 300 years worth of natural gas and 250 years of coal and 240 years of oil? DOWN WITH THE IDIOT AUTOMATON GREENIES.
Wow ! Who told you that lie !
mad scientist

Atlanta, GA

#6 Nov 16, 2013
head scientist on call wrote:
<quoted text> We all can power our homes with free heat and cooling from the inner earth itself folks.Thats right. Geothermal radiation can power handle everything free.No need for wind mills,solar panels,natural gas,or coal.Mother nature supplied us with all we need yet we aren't using it.Why not? Because the big oil companys and natural gas and coal industry wouldn't make money off our sorry asssses!!!!! Wake up people.Who's Witt Me?!!!!!
I don't think geothermal will operate your TV and lights. Not much electricity in the ground.
koto

UK

#8 Nov 17, 2013
Is barry president wrote:
<quoted text> U really R a fooking stoooooooopid idiot. Geothermal heat can be used to turn a turbin for electricity. Do U work hard on being a know-nothing dunce?
Sure it can. Everyone needs one ion their back yard .....idiot. No reliable systems for geothermal electricity currently operate. Dream on...
shantel

United States

#10 Nov 17, 2013
I hear dat
mad scientist

UK

#11 Nov 18, 2013
Iceland been using geo- wrote:
<quoted text> -thermal for decades as have others but would be hugely expensive in the USA. We need to use our HYDROCARBONS. Try to beg, borrow, steal or buy a..........BRAIN. Capish?
We don't have too many volcanic sources in the US so how do we emulate Iceland ? Drill to the center of the planet ? Hydrocarbons are the problem.......not the solution.
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel

Oswego, IL

#13 Nov 19, 2013
Liberal socialists of IL should have to drive electric cars so there would be no doubt for Chicago flash mobs to attack knowing full well that they will be carrying a weapon! Douchebags need to practice what they want to impose on people!

Since: Mar 13

Seattle, WA

#19 Dec 1, 2013
NeverApayback with solar wrote:
Same with windmills. Each windmill costs over
$5,000,000 and it takes over 40 years for a payback
break even. Why invest when we have 300 years worth of natural gas and 250 years of coal and 240 years of oil?.
And a couple million years or more of thorium!

Since: Mar 13

Seattle, WA

#21 Dec 5, 2013
Hunh?

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