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  1. weswelker#83

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    Good article, not sure it is the answer to our energy needs, it is surly a good idea that would help. Our counry and energy infrastructure is much larger than Denmarks, but there are good points here.
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    I found this ironic
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    Excellent article! I found this to be very disturbing;

    In the U.S., the movement faces constraints from a familiar place: power companies. Distributed energy aims to decouple profits and consumption so that power companies have a greater incentive to invest in energy-efficiency technologies that drive distributed-energy networks. Changing that relationship is even more critical than technological innovation.

    "Very little can happen without having the utilities involved in the process," said Ron Pernick, a founder of clean-technology consulting firm Clean Edge. "Regulators need to give utilities the tools they need to get involved, which basically means decoupling."

    Like most businesses, power companies have a duty to shareholders to make investments that yield a reasonable return in a reasonable time frame. Distributed-energy systems are developed piecemeal over a long period of time and often require investments that take a long time to yield meaningful returns.


    In this day & age, we can only hope that the plight of the energy companies really means squat to our society compared to the urgent need for innovation of technology and infrastructure. Seriously, so we really care what happens to the energy companies? This country is all about "the good of its people" and not its corporations. It's time for the dinosaurs to become extinct as the climate has changed.

    Our federal government better not drag it's feet due to concern over US power companies! Or as Harry would say, "God damn America"
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    #12 Jersey

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    But it isn't just high-tech firms in the computer capitol of the world that are taking advantage.

    Last year, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers installed more than 1,000 solar-powered street lights in Fallujah, a predominantly Sunni city in central Iraq that was the scene of a brutal battle between insurgents and U.S. soldiers in 2004.

    During the day, the lamps store energy from the intense desert sunlight in batteries large enough to keep them lit from dusk to dawn. Now, the streets are lit every night--in a country which, in the last five years, has probably spent more hours without electricity than with it.


    Las Vegas uses almost as much energy as Al Gore does. That's in the hot desert sun. That would be a good fit for it wouldn't it?
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    ya no kidding. they need to start hooking them up
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    Before anything is done they have to find a way to control these slimey politicinas and all their squabbling over who is right and who is wrong but that will never happen because ALL politicians are power hungry, concieted, arrogant, immoral dogs and that includes all of them from George Washington right up to our new Messiah and his opponent the old jerk Mccain.

    When you vote you try to vote for the best of the "bad lot"

    Attention Politician Football Fans Who Read This Forum:
    You are all filthy lying Swine Vermin Scumsuckers.
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    F-ck You.

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    just like this message board huh?

    but in all seriousness that's why I don't think much will change except profits and corruption
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    #75 Jersey

    I hate Danes!
    What's so great about Danes?!
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    "Unlike America, Denmark, which was so badly hammered by the 1973 Arab oil embargo that it banned all Sunday driving for a while, responded to that crisis in such a sustained, focused and systematic way that today it is energy independent. (And it didn’t happen by Danish politicians making their people stupid by telling them the solution was simply more offshore drilling.)"

    ;) Bingo !!!!!

    NY Times editorial
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/10/o...be&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

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