Green Power On Epic Scale
Paul Ryan made light of green energy in Thursday's debate, but Judith Faulkner, Dane County's leading entrepreneur is creating massive wind power infrastructure to complement her software firm's commitment to sustainability and existing solar and geothermal systems.
Epic Systems in Verona, already the largest producer of solar power in the state, is moving to add more renewable energy to its Dane County campus.The turbines will on a high ridge in rural Dane County that is off-site from Epic's Verona campus, with electricity fed into Madison Gas & Electric Co.'s grid to off-set Epic's usage.
The developer of software for the health care sector plans to build six utility-scale wind turbines in Verona.
It is thought that the turbines will be visible from tall buildings downtown, the Wisconsin State Journal explains.
Perhaps the turbines' presence will work their way into the minds of fossil fuel champions like Scott Walker and switch on some green power acceptance.
Green power... now that's funny. Especially when all you have to do is poke a hole in the ground and pump out some real energy in the form of naturally occurring and self replenishing hydrocarbons, with the added benefit of increasing plant growth and a milder climate. These stupid wind mills and solar panels, besides being very inefficient are an unsightly obscene obstruction on the landscape.
"Self replenishing" hydrocarbons? Give me a few million years -- at least.
Self replenishing - how does that work. Have another mass extinction and then wait a few 100 million years?
Since Epic is the keeper of my medical records I'm glad they are becoming independent on the Koch/Walker machine.
Although coal can be considered a fossil fuel, our liquid petroleum is actually formed deep within the earth and seeps upward, and is essentially limitless. This may be contrary to what you have been taught to believe but Saturns moon Titan has an entire sea of hydrocarbons which was not formed by dead dinosaurs.
This may be contrary to what you have been taught to believe but Saturns moon Titan has an entire sea of hydrocarbons which was not formed by dead dinosaurs.
Umm, when did we start extraction activities on one of Saturn's moons?
Liquid petroleum is not limitless. You're nuts! WACKO!
ROWEN seems to have attracted wacko Koch spokesmen. BRAVO JAMES!
The oil companies benefit greatly by the notion that petroleum is a rare limited resource. You have been trained well to accept and even favor ridiculously high fuel costs. But, as with all things which you objectively investigate, you often learn that you have been mislead into believing something in order to ensure profit or power for someone else.
""Self replenishing" hydrocarbons? Give me a few million years -- at least.
The Soviets had Lyenkoist biology.
The American right wing has abiotic oil.
Oh, wait, abiotic oil is a SOVIET crackpot theory. The Russians poked holes all over the old Soviet Union looking for abiotic oil. They did not find a single drop. And now the American right wing is lapping up this theory.
The oil companies benefit greatly by the notion that petroleum is a rare limited resource."
If it isn't a limited resource, then anyone and his cousin can poke a hole in the ground and find some. And NOT JUST AMERICANS. We only rule a small portion of the earth's landmass, you know.
Hmm. Based on Nonnie Mouse's blatherings, I poked around a little bit.
Abiogenic Hydrocarbons are ethane and methane. Useful compounds, to be sure, but quite a bit different from the crude oil that is the hydrocarbon we make predominant use of.
The few locations that fit the abiogenic theory for hydrocarbon production did not pan out, and were useless even from teh standpoint of methane. Support for the theory has been almost non-existent and none of the predictions have held up.
The hydrocarbon seas on Titan are interesting, without a doubt intriguing scientifically and sure to be the topic of study for some time to come, are not really pertinent to the situation on earth regarding our fossil fuels. Their creation, most likely through bacteria, has little to do with how oil is created on Earth. In fact, due to the low temperature, oil would not be liquid on Titan, so the seas are only evidence of the presence of ethane and methane, which are not very limited on Earth, either, but certainly not replacements for the fossil fuels we use.
Fossil Fuels are a limited resource, are surely created over time using the remains of plants and animals, and these things are not really in doubt except in chain emails sent out by everyone's Crazy Uncle Liberty who has an inexplicable devotion to gasoline-fueled combustion engines.
But I do wish to thank Mr. Nonnie for inspiring to learn something new! And in gratitude, I will suggest that he do the same, it's REALLY easy to find the information.
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