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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    Solar generators and microwave emitters on the Moon. We can multiply Earth's electricity supply by nine.

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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Why are you stereotyping Conservatives as being wasteful?
    Because stereotypes are often based on factual information. Conservatives are part of the drill baby drill crowd, who resist incentives to shift our nation's infrastructure to more sustainable and effective methods. They're behind "clean" coal, unbridled use of petroleum, gulf drilling, and subsidies for oil and gas. Way to play the disingenuous naif.

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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    stereotypes---LOL!

    and more immoderate ad hominems...

    tsk tsk

    someone oughtta compile a list

    meanwhile, on substance:

    FOXNews.com - Obama Unveils Offshore Oil Drilling Plans; Auto Regulation on the Horizon

    drill, baby!

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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    We have a generator.
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    Re: U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    We have a generator.
    I wish I did, with that tropical depression swirling around out in the gulf. But, if need be, we'll just get the hell outta dodge. In your case, it's probably a necessity, with your business and all.

    You should seriously look into solar. It's an expensive up-front investment, but you could probably afford it, and it would give you a mostly reliable source of energy that isn't reliant on your creaky old grid up there. You also could probably write off most of it and/or get kickbacks from the feds. I was able to write off 30% of my 6k solar water heater, and it works like a champ. It's lowered my power costs even during the heat wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I wish I did, with that tropical depression swirling around out in the gulf. But, if need be, we'll just get the hell outta dodge. In your case, it's probably a necessity, with your business and all.

    You should seriously look into solar. It's an expensive up-front investment, but you could probably afford it, and it would give you a mostly reliable source of energy that isn't reliant on your creaky old grid up there. You also could probably write off most of it and/or get kickbacks from the feds. I was able to write off 30% of my 6k solar water heater, and it works like a champ. It's lowered my power costs even during the heat wave.


    We have too many trees.... Not enough sun., I save more with my canopy than solar would provide if I cut the trees down.




    We have a NG generator now, but we've used this one very successfully...


    Amazon.com: DuroMax XP4400E 4,400 Watt 6.5 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric…


    you can't beat it for 479.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    We have too many trees.... Not enough sun., I save more with my canopy than solar would provide if I cut the trees down.
    That's definitely an issue. My house isn't all that shaded, the developer who cleared my lot originally thoughtfully wiped out a lot of the old-growth trees. I do have woods in the back, but they don't shade my house. Most of the shade I have now comes from trees I've planted myself, but they won't block my solar unit, which only covers 10% of a southern angle of my roof.

    We have a NG generator now, but we've used this one very successfully...

    Amazon.com: DuroMax XP4400E 4,400 Watt 6.5 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric…


    you can't beat it for 479.....
    Thanks for the tip. There are so many trees in my area that a hurricane would be pure and utter hell for weeks...we wouldn't be able to count on any emergency services for days, and it would take a long time to restore power and drinking water. We'll just flee. It's easier.

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