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Friday, December 26, 2008

MLB's rush to global warming investment runs into bad weather

In the cold winter when you need 'renewable' energy, don't count on biodiesel, wind turbines/farms, or solar panels: And perhaps most irritating to the people who own them, the panels become covered with snow, In January 2007, a bus stalled in the middle of the night on Interstate 70 in the Colorado mountains. according to John Jones, the transit director for the bus line, Summit Stage. (Biodiesel is a diesel substitute, typically made from vegetable oil, that is used to displace some fossil fuels.)...
  • the machines can hurl chunks of ice as they rotate."...
Hey, what about solar energy! Oops...
  • (NY Times): "Days are shorter and the sun is lower in the sky during the winter, ensuring less power production.
Even in northern California, with mild winters and little snow, solar panels can generate about half as much as in the summer, depending on how much they are tilted....
  • and workers must brave the elements to fix them.

For homeowners, the upkeep of their power sources can also be a bother....

(Billions of are invested in new 'green' ventures like these. MLB teams are invested in some of them. I understand--none of this matters). sm

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