Mideast Heat Wave--Heat Index Up to 140 degrees
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 5 years ago
Hugh Naylor of the Washington Post recently (08-12-16) wrote an article, "Mideast Heat Wave Could be a Sign of Far Worse," which details how brutally hot it has been this summer in several Mideast cities and countries -- 129 on July 22 in Basra, Iraq; 140 in parts of United Arab Emirates and Iran.

Read more at:

https://www.washingtonpos...story.html
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Posted by ZZZzz (-560) 5 years ago
I bet you have an air conditoner that contributes to global warming
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 5 years ago
If air conditioners are powered by clean, renewable and sustainable energy the environmental impact is minimized. That is why I support the President's Clean Energy Plan and projects like the one described below.

http://www.realclearenerg...78169.html
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 5 years ago
Reply to Mary Catherine Dunphy (#368214)
Mary Catherine Dunphy wrote:
If air conditioners are powered by clean, renewable and sustainable energy the environmental impact is minimized. That is why I support the President's Clean Energy Plan and projects like the one described below.

http://www.realclearenerg...78169.html


Looks like you will get your wish, Mary Catherine.

And the bill that goes along with it.

Enjoy!

http://milescitystar.com/...oss-region
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Posted by Bridgier (+9297) 5 years ago
So, coal mining is another profession/lifestyle choice that should be coddled by the state, like farming & ranching?
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 5 years ago
Market forces are at work. The owners of the power plants at Colstrip are losing money generating electricity from coal fired power plants.

http://cordilleramontana....not-bright

On the bright side, jobs in the solar industry are increasing dramatically.

http://money.cnn.com/2016...s-economy/

Things change in life. 40 years ago there were lots of typewriters being manufactured and typewriter repair jobs. Now there are computers and computer technicians.

100 years ago there were lots of jobs being lost as the car became the preferred mode of transportation, rather than the horse and buggy.

The world is transitioning to clean, renewable and sustainable energy.
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 5 years ago
Reply to Mary Catherine Dunphy (#368233)
Mary Catherine Dunphy wrote:

On the bright side, jobs in the solar industry are increasing dramatically.


Ummm...Not really.. Nevada and Arizona are just the start of this. Non-solar customers feel no desire to be Disciples of Gaia and are tired of subsidizing solar peddlers.

http://dailycaller.com/20...ergy-jobs/

This should make Mr. Subsidy Hater, Bridgier feel all warm and fuzzy...unless.. you bought solar...

Are you an owner, Bridgier? I certainly hope you are doing your part for a healthy environment...
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10013) 5 years ago
Reply to Oddjob (#368235)
Oddjob wrote:
Mary Catherine Dunphy wrote:

On the bright side, jobs in the solar industry are increasing dramatically.

Ummm...Not really..

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=are+...reasing%3F



Solar energy jobs double in 5 years

The number of solar jobs in the U.S. has more than doubled in five years. In fact, there are more people working in solar now than at oil rigs and in gas fields.

The solar industry added 35,000 jobs in 2015, up 20% from the previous year, according to the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit in Washington D.C.. The group is not funded by solar companies.

In contrast, oil and gas firms slashed nearly 17,000 extraction jobs in 2015 as energy prices continue to plummet. Oil prices are down a stunning 70% in the last 18 months and hovering just over $30 a barrel, a 12-year low.

There are about 209,000 solar energy employees in the U.S. They include solar panel installers, designers, engineers, sales folks and managers.

Today, the solar industry workforce is bigger than that of oil and gas construction, and nearly three times the size of the entire coal mining workforce.

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Read More: http://money.cnn.com/2016...s-economy/
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 5 years ago
You watch..Headed for the same big crash that wind did in the 80's.

The big energy corporations are being squeezed to the breaking point by the politicians, regulators and taxpayer subsidized green energy producers who freeload on their infrastructure. Arizona and Nevada are just the first to go after net metering.

Any likely solar customers with half a brain are going to get the message, loud and clear. Sinking $30K or $40K into solar panels with the potential for no payback is too big of a risk. Saving the planet is an ever decreasing selling point as people are forced to buy store brands in order to pay the power bill.

Apparently the PSC board members in Nevada are more worried about jobs and their corporate board positions than they are the Governor and Harry Reid. That's pretty amazing when you think about it, and it's probably getting to be the same everywhere.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 5 years ago
Solutions are being found!

https://insideclimatenews...settlement
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