“Ivanpah is a bird sink — and an cautionary tale unfolding on public lands,” said Garry George, renewable energy project director for Audubon California. “It continues to operate as though there’s an endless supply of birds to burn.”
The Navajo Generating Station was built instead, fueled by nearby sources of clean coal. The plant employs about 500 people, 80 percent of whom are Navajo
The year 2015 may go down in the books as the year support for renewable energy died.
The Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act — passed by the Colorado legislature in 2010 to promote replacing six aging Front Range coal-fired power plants with natural gas — will lead to up to a 4 million ton cut in coal sales, Sanderson said.
The Maggie Fox-Udall resume’ is rife with examples of extremist leanings. But it should come as no surprise. Udall is known first as an environmentalist and obstructionist of western energy projects.
Before you move into your mud hut by the river, burn wood and dried cow pies for cooking and warmth, eat grasshoppers and deer mice, poop in a hole in the ground, and live a short life and die a brutal death at the age of 23, please consider how interconnected affordable and abundant fossil fuels are with human history and the steady increases in longevity and life-span.
Pressurized water, or a similar fluid like Diet Coke, is forced into rocks which contain natural gas or oil, fracturing the “source rocks” so the fossil fuel can then travel to “reservoir rocks” where it is then pumped to the surface. Getting fracked sounds dramatic, but on the surface what you feel it is the equivalent of a cow fart, or a flea slipping on George Clooney’s hair.
The federal government in 1787 issued School Trust land grants. These land grants were awarded knowing new states would need reliable income to establish and sustain public education. Today, the State Land Board manages these acres with a mandate to generate revenues for schools and education.
Memo to Colorado Marxist mini states: If you don’t want to explore, dig, extract, transport and process the treasure deep beneath our feet, then you will not enjoy the fruits of those who do.