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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's very, very expensive to replace conventional energy sources with solar, wind, etc.
    This news should come as no surprise, especially after an economic down turn.
    This is true as long as CO2 emissions remain outside of the cost calculations as they are now.
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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's not a shock, it was a scam product propped up by tax payer money with no real product to bring to market.
    Both coal and nuclear received government subsidies. It's a shame so many Americans don't want to invest in the future.
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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Well really, Evergreen was one company. That doesn't mean that the whole industry is failing. For example, First Solar is a $9 billion U.S. solar company that has quite a healthy balance sheet.

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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Both coal and nuclear received government subsidies. It's a shame so many Americans don't want to invest in the future.
    Not to mention what we have to spend to maintain access to oil internationally.

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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Quote Originally Posted by nijato View Post
    This is true as long as CO2 emissions remain outside of the cost calculations as they are now.
    Wind and solar manufacturers emit pollutants as well, why stop at Co2?
    Even with the externalities of coal and oil priced into the cost, they are still cheaper than wind and solar.
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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Even with the externalities of coal and oil priced into the cost, they are still cheaper than wind and solar.
    That's true, but the cost of wind and solar are coming down and the price coal and oil are only going to go up. Depending on location, some places are already very close to grid parity.

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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    That's true, but the cost of wind and solar are coming down and the price coal and oil are only going to go up. Depending on location, some places are already very close to grid parity.
    I'm not anti solar or wind but they'll never be replacements for coal and gas fired power generation.

    Edit: well not anytime soon.
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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Both coal and nuclear received government subsidies. It's a shame so many Americans don't want to invest in the future.
    Coal and Nuclear actually ya know, work.
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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's funny how conservatives can be so blindly partisan that they actually root against clean, renewable energy. Liberals support it, therefore they're against it.

    Cell phone companies and internet providers have gone bankrupt. Clearly that internet thing isn't going to catch on!
    I don’t see conservatives rooting against clean renewable energy. Conservatives are rooting for free markets without over regulation by the government and without wasteful spending of our tax dollars.

    When clean renewable energy becomes affordable, conservatives will buy and use it.

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    Re: Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I don’t see conservatives rooting against clean renewable energy. Conservatives are rooting for free markets without over regulation by the government and without wasteful spending of our tax dollars.

    When clean renewable energy becomes affordable, conservatives will buy and use it.
    Unfortunately free markets don't really take climate change into account.

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