The Watering Hole: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Environmental News and Food Politics

Traditional utilities may go broke sooner rather than later…

…as is happening now in Germany

“A reckoning is at hand, and nowhere is that clearer than in Germany. Even as the country sets records nearly every month for renewable power production, the changes have devastated its utility companies, whose profits from power generation have collapsed.”

 

Economics will drive the change. What, the wind is free? The sun is free? OK so I build with wind turbines and solar panels rather than coal or gas fired turbines with the same amount of investment? You mean my fuel is really, really free? Where do I sign?

42 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Environmental News and Food Politics

  1. QOTD:

    “This is all because, I mean, count the number of times he uses the word I in any speech, and compare that to any other president. Remember when he announced the killing of bin Laden? That speech I believe had 29 references to I – on my command, I ordered, as commander-in-chief, I was then told, I this. You’d think he’d pulled the trigger out there in Abbottabad. You know, this is a guy, you look at every one of his speeches, even the way he introduces high officials – I’d like to introduce my secretary of State. He once referred to ‘my intelligence community’. And in one speech, I no longer remember it, ‘my military’. For God’s sake, he talks like the emperor, Napoleon,” – Charles Krauthammer, psycho-analyzing the president.

    Yeah, he is factually, demonstrably wrong:

    http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=14625

  2. How fractious is this country? From The Detroit Free Press:

    ‘A new Satanic religious group that debuted in Detroit this month already has encountered outspoken opposition: other Satanists.

    The Rev. Tom Erik Raspotnik, 49, of Oxford decries the Satanic Temple’s atheism and progressive ideals. He said his Temples of Satan honors the deity of Satan, and he and others with him are pro-life and believe in animal sacrifices.’

  3. ( bdmm posted the six years hard labor story the other day)

    Is there a school of stupidity regarding American citizens wanting ‘in’ to North Korea

    Obviously unaware of another USA citizen now doing, six years, hard labor …

    According to the Yonhap news agency, the man told investigators that he had wanted to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

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