Do you even know how bitcoin works? There is a reason it has gone up in value. It can't be printed at will by some fraudsters at a govt central bank. So it has more credibility than a fiat currency like the USD. Bitcoin only works as long as technology and networks are an entitlement. If civilization crumbles and power and networks go down (for what ever reason) then silver would be better, along with guns, food, land and livestock.
Obama has admitted his EPA policy is going to make the cost of electricity go up $2K per year per avg American family. Doesn't care.
... be the party to pass and implement a carbon tax. After 2 years of carbon tax, worst support in 100 years. Australia's carbon tax was a disaster and will now likely be gone in 2014. I wonder if the US will learn anything from this, or will be too distracted with Obama starting WWIII in Syria.
News: Smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes to try to kick their habit are at least as likely as users of nicotine patches to succeed in quitting or cutting back, according to research published Sunday in the British medical journal The Lancet.
Up 6.5% today. Market realized all solar panels are manufactured using electricity from coal.
the lowest carbon footprint energy tech available. Even Sierra club admits it. This includes the carbon generated even during the manufacturing and implementation phase, which is actually quite high for solar panels.
Google "iphone uses more power than refrigerator" and look at the Forbes article. This is like everyone having their own refrigerator vs just one per home. Better start digging, drilling, fracking, and splitting atoms a lot faster.
Here's one for Televiv. The Daily Show interviewed the producer of the upcoming documentary Gassland #2. He says science shows that if the methane leaks from world fracking are above 1%, that the effects these leaks have on climate *exceed* that of using COAL. That's because methane is *multiples* more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2. Well, he went on to say that current fracking leaks are at approx **** 17% ****, and there is not much that can be done to ever get anywhere near 1%. All of a sudden, even the libs realize there is no free lunch and that coal isn't as dirty as they thought compared to other practical large scale energy sources.
You are beyond clueless telaviv767. Solar will never put a dent in industrial energy demand over the next 100 years. Put down Rolling Stone, and move out of Mom's basement and learn about the real world. Hype nukes if you hate coal and want to save some credibility.
LMAO.... you're a fool if you really believe that. You're off by 100 years. Time to get out of your parents basement and face the real world on your own.
If he shuts down all coal plants and introduces a carbon market power will be so expensive that the new larger class of poor will be burning tires and redwood trees to cook and keep warm. Germany's no-nuke and renewable energy policy is proving too much for their people to bear. Dig for the truth in news outside of mainstream US news sources and you'll see the reality there.
Sierra Club calls burning wood from trees "second hand solar"... which is exactly what coal and oil both are as they come from decaying dead plants that soaked up the sun at one time. Greenies burning wood for heat is *extremely* polluting... more so than power from a coal fired plant. It's almost like these numbskulls think because coal is 'black' and trees have 'leaves' that coal must be dirty and burning trees is somehow good for the environment. Liars leading a gullible generation of sheep educated on FB over a cliff of poverty and govt dependence.... and they seem ok with it.... probably because they are that fricking clueless.
Yes, wind and solar have no emissions... and there is no way to transport the power from wind farms in rural parts of the country into metro areas where all the demand is due to transmission losses. This is why there is a moratorium on new windmills in Denmark. There are too many windmills that can't be utilized, so they are a waste to add at the expense of killing birds. If you truly want large scale zero emission power ready for immediate build out you need to embrace nuclear power. If you really understood science and the laws of physics instead of getting all your facts from "Rolling Stone" and Comedy Central, you would realize this truth.
There are reams of studies done that show the amount of natural gas (methane, which has 6X the heat-trapping effect of CO2) that leaks during fracking and drilling makes natural gas actually slightly worse, in terms of greenhouse gases, than low-sulpher coal burning. This gets conveniently overlooked.
If so then please go away and return to listening to your ipod in the welfare line.
When the govt is writing you checks to pay your heating and power bill, these parasite Sierra club folks couldn't care less about the cost. Communal living with zero documented income and showing up in the poverty level on paper to the IRS.
Somehow Sierra club thinks burning trees is better. Let them burn the CA redwoods.
Yes, china and india both. The barrier is the Sierra Club who thinks they are a branch of the US govt and is doing everything they can to block exports of coal from US ports, especially in the Pacific NW. They have been given quite a bit of control over Obama's EPA, and have been duping the public into thinking that burning wood for energy is somehow 'green' vs burning coal, even calling wood 'second hand solar'. These outrageous lies seem to work well on a complacent young liberal population who seem to judge a fuel on its physical appearance. If US exports of coal get blocked by delusional mislead green fanatics, then China will simply buy much 'dirtier' coal from other sources outside the US Powder River Basin. They will get their coal one way or another you can bet on that.