I don't know where you get your info on 45 watts per yard. Go look up 280 watt monocrystalline panels and you will see they are about 5 ft x 3.3 ft which would mean closer to 150 watts per sq yard than your figure. Nice try though. Some sucker might have believed you.
anscript of Oshidori’s presentation by Fukushima Voice, Transcription by Takashi Mizuno/Translation by atYuriHiranuma, Mar. 21, 2014: [...] government agents began following me for surveillance. I heard about it from researchers who were my friends as well as some government officials. I will show you a photo I secretly took of the agent, so you know what sort of surveillance I mean. When I would talk to someone, a surveillance agent from the central government’s public police force would come very close, trying to eavesdrop on the conversation. [...] I would like to talk a little about my interview of a nurse who used to work at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) after the accident. [...] He was a nurse at Fukushima Daiichi NPP in 2012. He quit his job with TEPCO in 2013, and that’s when I interviewed him. As of now, there are multiple NPP workers who have died, but only the ones who died on the job are reported publicly. Some of them have died suddenly while off work, for instance, during the weekend or in their sleep, but none of their deaths are reported. Not only that, they are not included in the worker death count. For example, there are some workers who quit the job after a lot of radiation exposure, such as 50, 60 to 70 mSv, and end up dying a month later, but none of these deaths are either reported, or included in the death toll. This is the reality of the NPP workers."
"One hundred percent global nuclear power in some fashion, could negate the need for 2, or 3, or the need for wind or solar power in any form.
Nuclear needs some work. It comes with it's own set of problems. Most can be mitigated with development, but it is the only technology we have today with the potential to end global warming. "
Mr. Shores...Your unbridled support for nuclear power is sort of comical if were not for it being scary and ignorant. Nuclear power is UNINSURABLE. No insurance company will touch it, and yet perhaps, with your intellect, you will tell us why? Can you tell us the dollar figure in environmental damage caused by just Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters? Those are just 2 cases. Of course, the nuke industry will tell you nobody died, but nobody tallies the cancer caused deaths. Japan has just begun paying and will pay for decades. Their crops or fish won't sell...farmers have gone broke...it goes on and on. The damage to the environment is huge. We haven't even added in Chernobyl or a dime of expense on nuclear waste storage. It is hard to find any way of generating power that is as expensive as nuclear when you consider cost to build, dismantle, store waste, etc. etc., and yet the real problem lies in that nobody will insure them. The nuclear industry has lobbied so well that the taxpayer is on the hook for a major screw up. The nuke plants have to put a collective amount in a kitty that will probably cover about 5% and the US citizens will pick up the rest. Even the solar users who opposed it will be stuck for the bill just like they are being stuck for the bill of a national repository that is still a pipe dream. Perhaps a train with nuclear waste can come show up at Barbershores' place and he will let them store it in his garage.
I am a bit surprised this stock is down this far. It doesn't look to me that things should be so gloomy as to keep this stock at the bottom of its lows. Time will tell. Since they cut dividends a pile already, they should be having some positive cash flow.
Your comments on global warming remind me of someone who tells a smoker of 30 years that it doesn't matter whether they quit or don't quit, as they have damaged their lungs already. Besides, if the govt. tells them they can't smoke in certain places the govt. is infringing on personal freedoms. All people who smoke should quit smoking. I notice your negative attitude toward solar and wind energy as too expensive and therefore we should just keep doin what we are doin and pollutin as we are pollutin. Even a pig doesn't soil its bed. Humans do. The only way for clean technology to occur is to spend money and eventually bring prices down with technology. At the same time, we need to bear in mind that utility companies HATE solar and wind, because if eventually they become so cheap as technology improves, they will have a hard time convincing PUC's to grant them higher rates and keep shareholders happy. Remember this. A utility company that is not govt. owned has zero interest in keeping rates down. Their interest is in profit and money. If somebody comes up with a widget that you put on your house and it produces all the electricity and power you consume, and you buy this widget individually, then their is no longer a need for a utility company and stockholders lose their shirt. They day is coming when solar or its equivalent..will be on every home and the local utility company won't exist. My friend is already there. Off grid and drives a Tesla charged from panels on his roof. Expensive now...cheap in a few years as more and more solar/wind installations are installed.
Perhaps Greece under Peisistratos and Korea under King Sejon. I think the Greek dictator was very well liked by most of his constituents and Korea's king that gave them a phonetic alphabet and freed loads of slaves and elevated the lower class was quite good. Of course, he had a lot of opposition due to his policies, as the old elite guard lost a lot of power. All kings are dictators if they rule the country. I think Sejon actually became king, because his older brother didn't want the job and knew his younger brother was much smarter and wiser and had the country's interest at heart.
Time to promote nuclear power as a safe energy alternative again. After all, "what you can't see, won't hurt you."
God's will was not that the accident occurred. You see, you are quick to say that you don't believe in God, but you never say you don't believe in Satan. I try and give credit to the evil in this world to Satan, because we live in a "fallen" state. Jesus didn't call Satan the "Prince of this world." for nothing. God doesn't love death and pain, but he does let it exist as he gives us all choices. We are a fallen people and thus suffering and death occur, because man, in his fallen nature chose to serve Satan rather than God and gave the keys to earthly perfection to Satan at the fall of man. Evil can't exist in an atheist's world and neither can good. Only nothing can come from nothing. The other day, two atheists came by my house with their handouts. When I looked at them, they were just blank pieces of paper. I agree that the girl had no business with the gun and her parents, who apparently glorify and worship the power of the gun, as well as the instructor, were all affected by what the "power of the gun" can do. A gun is designed to kill, and in this instance, the weapon accomplished its design.
You still make poor argument. What HELCO's mission is is to make money for stockholders..That is all. Hawaiian companies have zero grasp on realities of energy production....What they have is a good grasp on gouging. Their new attempt to screw solar producers because their loss of revenues from them force non solar users to pick up the slack...is ridiculous. That is like saying someone driving a 50 mpg gasoline car should pay more for gas than someone driving a 10 mpg gas car, because the oil companies aren't selling as much gas to the econo drivers, so they should charge them more. HELCO is trying to put a "wood" fired power plant in Pepeekeo, HI using Hu Honua as the company to produce the juice. HELCO has already gone on record saying they don't need the juice, but it is just another way they can purchase expensive juice and get high rates from the PUC. What needs to happen here is a CO-OP formed and bypass HELCO and HECO already. YOu don't seem to understand that business is crooked here. Your comment about HELCO having a good grasp of the practical realities of energy production goes to show just how little you understand Hawaii and what goes on here. You don't build bio plants that have to drive 60 miles on narrow roads with overweight trucks full of logs to get to a plant that will try and make juice using wet wood...as we have very high humidity here. The only wood bio plants that operate efficiently have their source of fuel very close to the plant and not spend millions trucking logs long distances to chip up and then burn green, because we always have high humidity. It is all political, as they can claim renewable. Nice try though.
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I don't know what you are trying to postulate, but you not being a HELCO or HECO customer makes you nearly totally unaware of what is going on with solar here in Hawaii. Jay Ignacio, who is in charge of Helco on this side of the island wrote much of that article. Until very recently, solar was near non existent in Hawaii. The grid was paid for by everyone ALREADY. Granted, after the hurricane here, Helco is replacing a lot of poles. HELCO's million dollar executives see that if more and more people produce by solar, then HELCO has a hard time maintaining big bucks for shareholders. HELCO charches $.43/kwh for juice and yet over half produced on this island is produced by geothermal at a cost to the producing company of less than 8 cents kwh. HELCO won't build a storage facility, as they are lazy and just want the PUC to grant them their profit as a percentage over cost. The more they can spend, the more they can charge. Now...because revenues are falling due to more and more solar generators, they must make the shareholders whole somehow, so instead of charging $20/mo as a standard hookup fee, it will soon translate to $70/ mo for solar grid tie up. The answer for people soon will be to go off grid entirely, and tell HELCO to get their poles off your property. It is a game here in Hawaii...Mr. Shores... "of the money, by the money, and for the money."
Remember...Puerto Rico and Guam are both islands...both are oil fired generated electricity, and yet both islands have residential rates nearly half of what is charged here. What it boils down to is this is how you can operate if you are a MONOPOLY. I'll bet if there was only ONE oil company with one kind of gas, they could charge you ten bucks a gallon and you would pay for it...because your car is useless without it....although electric cars may change the game in the future.
Hilarious. 800 shares or about 80 bucks jumps the stock up another ten plus percentage points just before closing...trying to make it look like there is something here to cheer about? Financials please!
It is all about American greed keeping solar down in the US. Solar installations in Europe cost about half of what they do in the US. Solar contractors in the US gouge people blind which reduces solar acquisition to only those well hinged and green. The first thing a solar contractor wants to tell you is about the tax advantages. Look at the actual costs of solar panels panels now. You can get many vendors selling 5KW worth of 20-25 yr. warranted panels for under $5K or under a dollar a watt. This should completely cover most folks' usage. Micro inverters can add another $3K Other electronics to give grid tie and monitoring might add $1500, so you are looking at $9500 for everything but permits and installation. Here, the contractor sends out 2, $12 hr workers up on your roof, and everything is done for 20 panels, and hook up in two days. Just how much did those workers suck of the total cost? The contractors want $30K-50K to do the job. The same units installed in Germany cost about $16K. No wonder solar isn't catching on.