Bellard seems to be a smart guy who dislikes coal but, likes solar, Natural Gas and wind.
So, Bellard; who is going to fund the coal to wind to solar energy changeover?
In a previous post, I asked Bellard; if he could explain to me how in my upstate New York area, who would fund the infrastructure for expanded Solar Power. He said in part; larger scale wind and solar would be transmitted from other areas in the US that have the proper characteristics for each.
OK but, my question still is; who is going to fund the changeover? I believe there is a large percentage of the population who don't have the disposable income to install solar panels and mini windmills and since there is less business and industry in the US now than in previous years ;who is going to pay?
What's the overall Plan? Who is going to pay for these changeovers? Bellard, what's your plan?
Thanks for your previous reply. However, you know I have to ask and that is;
How does the drop in rig count help your vision of Natural gas and Solar putting coal out of business?
Sick Analogy; But what do you think?
You make a good point.
However, Obama smokes doesn't he?
Obama never declared war on tobacco but, he did on coal.
I think now we know why the tobacco stocks are so hi.
Excuse my ignorance but, in your statement 11 hours ago;
What do the abbreviations ROW, DR, and DSM and "the only rampable baseload dispatchable source for power burn" mean?
I can't seem to find the story;
However, if what you say is true it will be interesting to see if Obama backs off on his war on coal
You must excuse me because I' m old school but, explain to me how you are going replace coal generation with solar; let's take Upstate New York for example? Are you thinking with solar panels. Because if you are, a large percentage of the population can't afford to pay their electric bills now; never mind have disposable funds to install solar panels.
There's no business in New York to fund any solar infrastructure; so who is going to pay?
You say it's going to happen but, how? Give me your plan.
It seems to me only common sense, the more gas you burn the more the price will rise. With fracking being banned throughout parts of the United States and oil companies taking a hard position on price control by shutting down drills and laying off staff. Oil prices along with gas prices will be taking a hard right; right on up and through the roof.
Then there's the safety issue, like the gas blast that wrecked a Children's hospital in Mexico City, during the day. I would worry more about the future of Gas rather than that of coal. Oh and by the way; I live near Woodstock New York and more of the environmentalists around here seem to hate fracking more than coal.
While some of us our sipping our 25th shot of Brandy and looking out over the edge of the cliff, yearning for the good old days to come back; we can always depend on you to deliver the rational and to talk us back from the edge.
One would think, after all the years of global oversupply of coal; the over supply of coal would be coming to an end. Because, stock piles go down and the weak go under.
Secondly, one would also think, with fracking being banned in some markets, (New York is an example); and all of the drills being shut down because of the current glut in the oil supply. Coal would be sky rocketing -up.
Just wait it's coming.
You're right.; he probably needs some coaxing and if anybody asked, I would say your just the one to do it.
If I may, on behalf of the rest of us on this Board; if you could be so kind to, kiss his ayss and tell him we all care.
Mercury.Buster is calling your bluff.
Is he right and your wrong? What are you going to do about it?
Don't you think that regardless of the date the plant was shut down, railsnstocks point was that the bureaucracy has finally determined that they can no longer rely on nuclear power to generate the needed electric?
Last year BTU sold over 265 million tons.