posted on May, 12 2012 @ 11:57 PM
reply to post by xuenchen
Thanks for that link. Definitely interesting information. Most of those say they're under development, and the type I'm talking about is that
Crescent Dunes Solar Energy. Solar mirror array focusing sunlight to a central tower which uses the solar heat to create the energy, while storing it
as well with a thermal salt system. 110 Mw is decent for a first time system for NV.
However, even if all those were currently online they would create 283.68 Mw, not even a dent in the 30.8 million Mw used by metro Vegas, let alone NV
as a whole. There's a lot
of work to be done.
I just really don't comprehend any argument against getting away from coal, petroleum, etc. The technology is there, the backbone to go out and make
the evolutionary leap isn't. Nevermind any arguments about AGW, or any sort of climate change argument, we're simply talking about is it better to
be clean and responsible? Or do we continue to pollute our air, water and soil for the sake of being lazy and putting things off over and over?
I just think it's time to do the right thing. Enough with sending billions to the Middle East. Enough with pumping poisonous fluids into our own
ground just to bring up a moderate sum of oil. Enough with wholesale destruction of Appalachia strip-mining and dumping refuse into valley streams.
It'll be difficult, but all great achievements are. I for one want my grandchildren living in a healthier, cleaner America. (The politics are a whole
different mess.) Isn't it possible to create a consensus about this?